Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson (retired), former Chief of Staff to US Secretary of State Colin Powell, will speak in Iowa City. His comments will address the excessive political influence of Pentagon contractors on US foreign policy. Wilkerson’s visit follows closely upon the Ray McGovern/Coleen Rowley event in Iowa City at the Englert theater, where they were joined via webcam by Ed Snowden.
Wilkerson, like Rowley and Snowden (and Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning), has received the Sam Adams award, which was instituted by McGovern.
Wilkerson is an outspoken critic of the Obama and Bush administration’s policies in the Middle East. A member of the Republican Party, he is a regular expert commentator on television news talk shows providing analysis and opinion.
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is sponsoring the speaking tour.
UI Campus, Friday, Oct 23rd, 7PM, Becker Communications Studies Bldg, Room 101
For further information, contact Ed Flaherty, 319 621-6766.