Costs of War

Catherine_Lutz head shotCatherine Lutz
The Costs of War Project: Changing the Narrative, Ending the Wars

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 (Lunch)

TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch served; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q&A

TYPE: Speaker Luncheon

The US war on terrorism, launched by the Bush administration in Afghanistan in 2001, is ongoing and has been extremely costly. Brown University began the Costs of War Project in 2010 to provide the American public and government officials with a comprehensive overview of the human health, sociopolitical, environmental, and budgetary consequences of the wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and now dozens of other sites of the “war on terror.”

Dr. Lutz describes the Project’s main findings, which include many hidden or unacknowledged costs of the U.S. decision to respond to the 9/11 attacks with military force. It describes the outreach strategy intended to facilitate public and congressional debate about those costs of the post–9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Our speaker is a professor at Brown University and co-founded and directs the Costs of War Project at Brown’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. She has also consulted with the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations on sexual exploitation and abuse among peacekeepers and with the government of Guam on the U.S. military’s contamination of the island.

PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members; $15 Young Dems (Includes lunch);$10 Lecture only.


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