October 29 UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to hurricane Sandy, which has interfered with our speaker’s flight from NYC. Sorry. We hope to reschedule for the new year.
Group of 78 Luncheon Speaker Series
The Group of 78, the Rideau Institute and Embassy Magazine
Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin, the F-35, and the Global Arms Trade
DATE: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
TIME: 12:00 noon *
*Please note that lunch will start at noon sharp
PLACE: Palais Imperial Restaurant, 311- 313 Dalhousie St., Ottawa
COST: $30 for luncheon and presentation
$5 for presentation only
(For presentation only, please plan to arrive by 12:45 p.m. Coffee and tea will be available.)
RESERVATIONS: email@example.com or 613-230-0860 by Friday October 26, 2012.
We regret that late registrations cannot be accepted.
The group is required to pay for those who reserve but do not come. Therefore, individuals who do not cancel their reservations at least 24 hours before the luncheon will be billed $30.
William D. Hartung, a leading authority on the global arms business, is the director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy in Washington, D.C. He is the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex (Nation Books, 2011). Bill Hartung appears regularly in the New York Times and the Washington Post and is a featured expert on CBS 60 Minutes, Democracy Now, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and on Fox News, where he debated the notorious Bill O’Reilly.
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When President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his famous warning about the dangers of the military-industrial complex, he would not have dreamed that a single company could accumulate the kind of power and influence that is now wielded by Lockheed Martin. Mr. Hartung will reveal the fascinating and often frightening history of the largest military contractor, Lockheed Martin, the maker of the F-35 Stealth Fighter, and describe the corporation’s unique role in shaping foreign policy and promoting the arms trade. He will address questions around the F-35 and situate the arms trade issue in light of the continuing efforts at the United Nations to produce an international treaty.