Speaking Event: Focus on the Pacific
Pacific Pivot and the TPP ( Trans Pacific “Partnership”)
What are they and what shall we do about them?
Victor Menotti & Christine Hong
Speakers will address the expansion of the U.S. military into many countries bordering the Pacific Ocean and planned economic “trade deals" being pushed through Congress, their impact in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Victor Menotti was International Forum on Globalization’s first employee upon its founding in 1994 and in 2009 became its Executive Director. Victor has written and spoken extensively about the impact of globalization on ecosystems, and he has helped build international networks among the traditional farming, forest, fishing, and indigenous communities whose survival depends on
Christine Hong is an Executive Board Member of the Korea Policy Institute and is Assistant Professor of Literature at UC Santa Cruz. She is a member of the coordinating committee of the National Campaign to End the Korean War, the steering committee of the Alliance of Scholars Concerned about Korea, and the Working Group on Peace and Demilitarization in Asia and the Pacific. Professor Hong’s current book project is “Blurring the Color Line: Racial Fictions, Milita
-rized Humanity, and the Pax Americana in the Pacific Rim.”
Enter on Garber at wheelchair accessible entrance.