Foreign Policy

Quakers roll out new vision for U.S. foreign policy

Fields of rice seedlings on North Korea farm

AFSC staff walking between beds of rice seedlings at an AFSC partner farm north of Pyongyang, North Korea.

Examples of positive alternatives to war and violence abound in AFSC’s work, but showing policymakers the effectiveness of a “common good” approach to foreign policy is a challenge. A new collaboration between AFSC and FCNL hopes to change that.

U.S. needs to back African efforts

By Dereje Wordofa, regional director of Africa for the American Friends Service Committee

Toward a just foreign policy

What would a just foreign policy look like? In this keynote address to Nebraskans for Peace, Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator, explains why human rights at home and around the world must be our base.

Kathleen speech to NFP 5-18-13

Kathleen McQuillen at Iraq War 8th anniversary rally

Kathleen McQuillen at Iraq War 8th anniversary rally

Kathleen McQuillen of AFSC speaks at a rally marking the eighth anniversary of the U.S. war in Iraq. View the slideshow.

Kathleen McQuillen's keynote speech on a just foreign policy to Nebraskans For Peace, May 18, 2013.

HuffPost Live: The need for diplomacy with North Korea

AFSC’s Joseph Gerson discussed North Korea, nuclear weapons, and the urgent need for diplomacy as part of a segment on HuffPost Live.

Meeting with International Visitors in Des Moines

Monday, June 13, 2011 - 6:30pm

Please join us for an informal meeting with international visitors from Egypt, Hong Kong, Nepal, and the Palestinian Territories. They are in Des Moines with the Iowa Council on International Understanding under a state department study program. Their focus is on US Foreign and Human Rights Policies

For more info, contact Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC - Iowa Program Coordinator, 515-274-4851, ext: 22.

Chomsky and Sarwar - Days of Hope and Challenge: Understanding the Middle East and South/Central Asia

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

An evening with renowned social analyst Noam Chomsky and Pakistani journalist
and human rights leader Beena Sarwar.

A Benefit Program for AFSC’s Peace & Economic Security Program.

Talk: 7-8:30
Suggested Contribution: $10
Students: $5

Reception with speakers: 8:30-10
$50 Suggested Contribution

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