List of Confirmed Speakers

Twenty scholars and activists and have been invited to speak at the Conference. Following is the list of confirmed speakers. This list is regularly updated.

Keynote Speakers:

Ajamu Baraka, 2016 Green Party candidate for vice president of the United States; President of Black Alliance for Peace
Ann Wright, Retired US Army Colonel, and former US diplomat; Leading member of Veterans For Peace and CODEPINK
David Vine, Associate Professor of Anthropology at American University in Washington, DC, and author of Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Overseas Harm America and the World.

Plenary Speakers:

Bahman Azad, Member of Executive Board and Organizational Secretary of the U.S. Peace Council; Retired Professor of Sociology
Bernadette Ellorin, Chairperson of BAYAN USA
Sara Flounders, Co-director of the International Action Center and a Coordinator of United National Antiwar Coalition
Will Griffin, Member of the Board of Directors of Veterans For Peace
Matthew Hoh, Member of the advisory boards of Expose Facts, Veterans For Peace and World Beyond War
Patricia Hynes, Retired environmental engineer and Professor of Environmental Health
James Patrick Jordan, National Co-Coordinator for Alliance for Global Justice, responsible for its Labor, Ecology, and Colombia project
Margaret Kimberly, Editor and Senior Columnist at Black Agenda Report (BAR)
Hyun Lee, Member of Steering Committee of the Task Force to Stop THAAD in Korea and Militarism in Asia and the Pacific
Ray McGovern, Former CIA Analyst and founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
Lucy Pagoada, Teacher and activist from Honduras and citizen of the United States
Phil Wilayto, Writer, speaker and organizer based in Richmond, Virginia; Editor of Virginia Defender