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July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On its 75th anniversary, NATO—the so-called “defence alliance”—appears to be at the height of its offensive power. In NATO: A Reckoning, German politician and NATO expert Sevim Dagdelen explains NATO’s bloody trail. With its thirst for geopolitical expansion, she says NATO today is driving the world closer to the brink of a third world war than ever before. What began with the delivery of helmets to Ukraine is now a call for soldiers on the frontline in a war that will only kill many thousands more. It is time for a reckoning, demands Sevim Dagdelen.

Sevim Dagdelen has been a member of the German Bundestag since 2005. The politician is foreign policy spokesperson for the group “Sahra Wagenknecht Alliance: Reason and Justice” (BSW) and member of the parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs. Sevim Dagdelen is a member of the US Parliamentary Group. She was a member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly for many years, in which parliamentarians from the member countries of the military pact discuss security and defence policy issues. She was the first MP to visit journalist and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2012. Since then, she has been actively campaigning worldwide for ending his prosecution, both within and outside parliament.

Katrina vanden Heuvel is editorial director and publisher of The Nation, America’s leading source of progressive politics and culture. She served as editor of the magazine from 1995 to 2019. She has also edited or co-edited several books, including “The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama” (2011), “Meltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System and How We Can Recover” (2009). She is a frequent commentator on U.S. and international politics for ABC, MSNBC, CNN, PBS, WNYC and Democracy Now, and her articles have also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and the Boston Globe.


July 12
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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