From the UA Chapter of IfP:
Dear Impeach for Peace,
I just thought I would let you know that Impeach for Peace UA chapter is sponsoring an Impeachment Seminar with former US State Dept official Ann Wright. The flier for the event is attached and the press release is below.
Former State Department Official to Discuss Impeachment
Fayetteville, AR — On Tuesday October 30th from 3:30 to 4:30 PM at Giffels Auditorium in Old Maine, a seminar titled “Accountability, International Law, and Impeachment” will be given by retired Colonel and Bentonville native Ann Wright.
Colonel Wright is a 29-year veteran of the US Army and 16-year veteran of the U.S. State Department Diplomatic Corps, serving in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia and Mongolia. She is also a recipient of the prestigious US State Department Award for Heroism during the dangerous evacuation of 2,500 people from the 1997 civil war in Sierra Leone.
Under the leadership of Secretary of State Collin Powell, Colonel Wright worked on a team to reopen the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan in December 2001 after invasion. However, she resigned in March 2003 in opposition to the invasion of Iraq, among other policy and legal disagreements. After resigning, she became a fulltime activist against the Iraq war, and was recently denied entry to Canada because she appears on an FBI watch list due to her activism. Interestingly, she is also a former graduate from the University of Arkansas Law and Graduate Schools. Lastly, she recently authored a book titled Dissent in a Democracy.
The seminar will be a discussion of the value of impeachment as a vital and necessary tool for Constitutional accountability. Legal breaches of the Geneva Conventions and US Constitution by the George W. Bush administration will be examined in this context. Additionally, the long-term consequences of failing to conduct oversight of this lawbreaking executive branch will be discussed.
This event was sponsored and organized by the University of Arkansas registered student organization Impeach for Peace UA.