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Fall 2015 & Spring 2016 Lecture Series

Sponsored by The Policy Studies Organization
In Cooperation with the American Public University
The Policy studies OrganizationAmerican Public University


PSW 2375
Friday, March 10th at 8:00 p.m.

Saving the Past

Deborah Lehr

  • Founder and Chairman of the Antiquities Coalition

About the Lecture

The Next Space RaceCulture has become a weapon of war and a fundraising tool for violent extremist organizations across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Millions of archaeological, historic, and religious sites in the MENA region are under threat from organized plunder or destruction from armed conflict and violent extremist organizations. This lecture will discuss how the illicit trade in antiquities is funding terrorism in the Middle East and beyond and share what can be done to halt this dark trade.

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Lectures

The Lectures, which are the centerpiece of all Philosophical Society of Washington meetings, are selected to appeal to those with a general interest in science and do not require a specialized knowledge of the subject. They always contain information that is current, explanations that are understandable and a few controversial issues to be challenged by a critical listener. The series is designed as much as possible to include a wide range of disciplines.

The meetings are open to the public, free, and no reservations are required. Dress is informal. Meetings are followed by lively conversation. All must exit the Cosmos Club at 10:30 p.m. Conversations are continued at another location. Please note, there is no parking at the Cosmos Club.

Meeting Location

The John Wesley Powell Auditorium is adjacent to the Cosmos Club, 2170 Florida Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008. Entrance is through the club gate, the first right-hand entrance on Florida Avenue north of the intersection with Massachusetts Avenue NW. The auditorium entrance is to the left of the gate.

The Cosmos Club is within walking distance of the DuPont Circle Metro stop (Q Street exit), the Connecticut Avenue bus routes (L2, L4), and the Massachusetts Avenue bus routes (N2, N4).

Contacts

Title Name
President Larry S. Millstein
Treasurer John Ingersoll
Program Chair Larry S. Millstein
Membership Chair James Garay Heelan
Corresponding Secretary Robin Taylor