Alternative Security Conference: “Counting the Money” with S. Semler, S. Marshall and M. Akkerman

We assume that the defence/security industry is actually producing more insecurity and that profit generation plays a main role in this trend. During this session we will try to answer the following questions: What are the threats that justify a security industry? How is unjustified fear produced? And how can we disrupt that problematic production of fear?

Speakers: Stephen Semler (Co-founder of the Security Policy Reform Institute), Shana Marshall (Researcher at the Institute for Middle East Studies (George Washington University and the author of “Middle East Armies and the Global Military-Industrial Complex”) and Mark Akkerman (Researcher at “Stop Wapenhandel” and the “Transnational Institute”)

Moderator: Mohammad Khair Nahhas, DiEM25 Task Force for the Alternative Security Conference

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The Alternative Security Conference seeks to do everything that the Munich Security Conference does not: Give an analysis of international hegemony (forwarded by multinational corporations and governments which act in their interests) spearheaded by the United States and its allies in the Western world and elsewhere and offer a different kind of hegemonic and security framework where people’s interests and not those of corporations and states are prime.

The views and opinions expressed in the conference are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect DiEM25’s official policies or positions.

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