There’s going to be a dinner/ discussion event tomorrow night featuring Michael Berg and Joan Mandle, who I gather are anti-war activists of some standing (I’ll post some of the biographical information from the announcement below the fold). Anybody have any questions they’re dying to ask either of them? If I get any good suggestions, I’ll try to ask them and report back.
*****Michael Berg, a retired teacher and antiwar activist, ran for Congress in the state of Delaware on the Green Party ticket in the 2006 midterm elections. He is most well-known as the father of Nick Berg, one of the first American civilians to be abducted and executed by insurgents in Iraq.
*****Joan Mandle was Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Colgate University from 1990-2001, where she also directed the college’s successful Women’s Studies Program, and founded and supervised Colgate’s Center for Women’s Studies. Her teaching and her extensive published work explore social change and social movements. Professor Mandle also has taught sociology at Haverford College, Bryn Mawr College, and Penn State. While on leave from Colgate in 1997 and 1998 she was a Distinguished Visitor at both the Institute for Social Change at the University of California at Berkeley and the Women’s Leadership Institute at Mills College. In 2001, Professor Mandle left Colgate University to accept the position as Executive Director of Democracy Matters.