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Affordable World Security Conference
Posted 3/22/2012 at 11:24 AM by Sara R in Special Events
Affiliate: PeaceJam HQ
Next week, Washington D.C. will play host to the Affordable World Security Conference. This two day conference is intended to
“educate, and to generate a global dialogue, especially among young people, about the need for decision makers to understand that human security is more than just military spending – it’s about environmental issues – clean air and clean water; humanity – food security and health security; and economics – job security, as well.”

However, you don’t need to be in D.C. to reap the benefits of this event. Youth and adults from around the globe can tune into a live feed of the conference, free of charge. In addition, viewers will be able to engage in discussions through posting comments in a live forum, as well as through Facebook and Twitter.

The conference will take place on Tuesday March 27th and Wednesday March 28th. Registration for the event can be found here and once a person is registered, the live feed can be accessed by clicking here . The entire conference will also be posted here for an indefinite amount of time, allowing those restricted by time zones or scheduling conflicts to be able to view the conference at any time.
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Dawn E wrote:
What a great thing that this conference is happening!
posted 3/22/2012 at 6:02 PM
Brett E wrote:
thanks for the links!
posted 3/23/2012 at 2:53 PM
Dawn E wrote:
And it would be terrific if we could focus less on military security, and focus more on human security, I think.
posted 3/23/2012 at 5:02 PM
Dave G wrote:
In fact, human security probably could be achieved at less cost if we would just forgo the military aspect and concentrate on providing basic human needs. People with food, water and shelter don't want or need to fight, or to be oppressed out of fear!
posted 3/26/2012 at 7:08 PM
Brett E wrote:
Yeah Dave, agreed, it would cost much less to take care of all human needs, and we'd get a lot more done.
posted 3/27/2012 at 1:44 PM