"The Real Costs of War", with Professor Paul Ropp

  • June 14, 2011 · 7:00 PM
  • UU Church of Worcester

At June's monthly meeting we are happy to welcome guest speaker Professor Paul Ropp of Clark University.  His lecture will address the "Real Cost of War" where he examines the causes, consequences and costs of modern warfare. And he argues that our deep need to justify our wars has blinded us to the true costs of war.

What have been the causes and consequences of war in the 20th century? What is the relationship between imperialism, nationalism, genocide and war in the past century? Why are wars so ever-present and so glorified in modern America? 

Paul Ropp is Research Professor of Chinese history at Clark University where he has taught since 1985. He is a member of the First Unitarian Church, and is President of the Center for Nonviolent Solutions, a non-profit organization in Worcester, founded in 2009, to promote alternatives to violence at the local, national and international levels. The Center for Nonviolent Solutions, located at the Friends Meetinghouse at 901 Pleasant Street, provides educational resources for people in the greater Worcester area, to increase understanding of nonviolence as a way of life, and its members work to encourage rejection of the use of violence in resolving all types of conflicts.

Everyone is welcome! Please consider becoming a member of Greater Worcester Humanists. Membership allows us to do all of the great programs, lectures, meetups, etc. and it's only $30 a year. If you're not interested in membership just yet, please consider donating at the door. 

This meeting is at the UU Church of Worcester. Feel free to show up at the church around 6:30pm if you would like to socialize or help set up.

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  • Christopher M.

    Interesting and informative talk. Learned some new things about history today. I also learned I really have to work on my ability to get around the room with a microphone during questions...

    June 14, 2011

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