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Welcome to the Greenwich Forum!

Mission

The Greenwich Forum on War and Peace is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)3 educational organization. Its mission is to explore and expand the ways of peace and non-violence throughout our nation and the world.

It sponsors outstanding speakers who share their knowledge and insights on foreign policy and security issues including peaceful alternatives to war. Our programs allow extensive discussion with the speaker after a talk, providing a unique opportunity for a more detailed understanding of the issues raised. Admission is free and open to everyone.

Other Forum Programs

In addition to its speaker program, the Forum promotes other activities that foster an understanding of the underlying causes of war and the opportunities for peace. We sponsor an annual essay contest at Greenwich High School on topics chosen jointly with the teaching staff. We promote film making by students on important issues. Forum board members arrange trips to the UN to meet with staff and discuss current issues. The Greenwich Forum joins with other local organizations, churches, and temples to sponsor programs that inform and educate.

 


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History

During our 28-year history we have presented experts from many fields.Recent speakers include David Krieger, George Perkovich, Fawaz Gerges, Joseph Cirincione, Robert Gallucci, Husain Haqqani, Michael Klare, Theresa Hitchens, and Leslie Gelb.

The group was founded in the spring of 1982 by Greenwich citizens deeply concerned about the gathering momentum of the nuclear arms race and the crucial problems of arms control. The Forum’s first public meeting drew an overflow crowd of nearly a thousand to hear ex-Ambassador Thomas J. Watson, Jr., Harvard Public Health Professor Dr. Howard Hiatt, Admiral (Ret.) Noel Gayler, and author Barbara Tuchman (The March of Folly, The Guns of August ) discuss the dangerous escalation of the nuclear arms race and related issues.  The group was initially known as the Greenwich Forum on Nuclear Arms Control but modified its name in 2000 to reflect a concern with broader questions of war and peace.