GCOMS Global Campaign’s Webinar: “Military Spending and Global (in)Security”

  3 December, 2020
 Where: GCOMS Youtube channel
 Organizes: The Global Campaign on Military Spending (GCOMS) and the Asia Europe People’s Forum (AEPF)
 Type of event:

On December 3 (14h Central European Time) the Global Campaign on Military Spending (GCOMS) and the Asia Europe People’s Forum (AEPF) will host a webinar on Military Spending & Global (In)Security, in order to start a conversation about how current levels of military spending condition our responses to the global emergencies of our time. Speakers include: Michael Klare, Tarja Cronberg Walden Bello and Binalakshmi Nepram.

The conference will be moderated by Centre Delas d’Estudis per la Pau and GCOMS campaign’s coordinator Jordi Calvo and AEPF representative Corazon Valdez Fabros.

The webinar will also serve as a presentation of the book edited by Jordi Calvo: ‘Military Spending and Global Security. Humanitarian and Environmental Perspectives’. The book will be published on November 26 by Routledge and will give context to the discussion at hand by contributing a reflection on why people are not well served by nation-states when they continuously seek to out-compete one another in the size and destructive powers of their militaries. Similarly, the webinar will also deal with the scope of military spending around the world, while explaining how militarism is linked with conflict and security threats, and how military spending prevent us from adequately dealing with global problems such as climate change or the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can find more information about the book here.