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February 8, 2013

Iraq War vet speaks on militarism, climate change and drones

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — An Iraq War veteran will present "21st Century Militarism: Climate Change, Drones and the 99%" on Feb. 20 at Purdue University.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is at 7:30 p.m. in Stewart Center, Room 322.

Vince Emanuele returned to the United States from the Iraq War in 2005 and joined the Iraq Veterans Against the War. Emanuele, who organizes anti-war veterans around the country, hosts a weekly radio program on Sunday evenings in Michigan City called "Veterans Unplugged." He is now pursuing a degree in political science and resides in Chesterton, Ind.

The event is sponsored by The Committee on Peace Studies, in collaboration with the political science honorary Pi Sigma Alpha, the Lafayette Area Peace Coalition, the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church, Iraq Veterans Against the War and Veterans Unplugged.

The Committee on Peace Studies at Purdue offers an undergraduate interdisciplinary minor field of study and sponsors lectures and films on issues of war and peace. It is housed in the Department of Political Science.

Writer: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu

Source: Harry Targ, professor of political science and coordinator of the Committee on Peace Studies, targ@purdue.edu