Khury Petersen-Smith is the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at Institute for Policy Studies. He researches U.S. empire, borders, and migration. Khury graduated from the Clark University Graduate School of Geography in Massachusetts, after completing a dissertation that focused on militarization and sovereignty.
Racial Justice Has No Borders Town Hall
This coalition puts a focus on diaspora, refugee, veteran, Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities who bear the brunt of this country’s militarism to challenge the myth that more police, wars, and weapons have made any of us safer or more secure. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that we forge new avenues for global solidarity that can lead to real and lasting peace and security. On April 6, at 3 p.m. EST / 2 p.m. CST / 1 p.m. MST / 12 p.m. PST (the eve of the Wisconsin Democratic Primary), the coalition will host a virtual town hall examining U.S. military policy, defense spending, the ongoing 'War on Terror,’ and militarization at home.
Moderated by Marc Lamont Hill, the Town Hall will launch a shared campaign demanding the immediate end to the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) that has been the pillar of escalated U.S. military intervention under the banner of the War on Terror.
- Khury Petersen-Smith - Institute for Policy Studies
- Sanyoka Kindness - Indigenous Environmental Network
- Ash-Lee Henderson - Highlander Research and Education Center
- Melody McCurtis - Metcalfe Park Community Bridges
- Munira Alimire - Dissenters
- Mahnker Dahnweih - Freedom, Inc.
- Krystal Two Bulls - Voices of the Sacred
- Hoda Katebi
- Kitzia Esteva - Causa Justa/Just Cause
- Brittany DeBarros - About Face:Veterans Against the War]]
- Reece Chenault - Justice Before Peace
- Hyun Lee - Women Cross DMZ
- Ramah Kudaimi - War Resisters League
- Barbara Ransby - The Rising Majority
In 2016 Khury Petersen-Smith was a member of the International Socialist Organization who lived in Boston. He has written about Black and Palestinian liberation and US empire for Socialist Worker and the International Socialist Review. He co-authored the “Black Statement of Solidarity With Palestine” in 2015, which was signed by over 1,100 Black activists, artists, and scholars.
Support of Professor George Ciccariello-Maher
Open Statement of Solidarity in Support of Professor George Ciccariello-Maher was a statement dated June 16, 2017 signed by academics in support of controversial comments made by George Ciccariello-Maher.
Signatories included Khury Petersen-Smith.
Black Solidarity With Palestine
Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine was live. April 8 2019·
Happening now: Black Solidarity With Palestine, Noura Erakat and Dr. Khury Petersen-Smith
Editorial and production staff
Khury Petersen-Smith was a speaker at Socialism 2018, an annual socialist gathering sponsored by the International Socialist Organization held in Chicago, Illinois in July 2018. Go to the main page of ISO Socialism Conference...
Spoke at Socialism 2016 Conference
Some of our Speakers at Socialism 2016 included:
- Adam Blueford
- Jeralynn Blueford
- Gilbert Achcar
- Mike Davis
- Barbara Ransby
- Sharon Smith
- Anthony Arnove
- Ian Angus
- Sam Farber
- Eli Friedman
- Justin Akers Chacon
- Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
- Paul D'Amato
- Khury Petersen-Smith
- Amy Goodman
- Neil Davidson
- Lester Spence
- Jesse Hagopian
- Tithi Bhattacharya
- Brian Jones
- Alan Maass
- Nicole Colson
- Scott McLemee
- Donna Murch
- Bill Mullen
- Danny Katch
- Jennifer Roesch
- Jon Soske
- Ahmed Shawki
- Charlotte Bence
- John Riddell
- Bhaskar Sunkara
- Sherry Wolf
- Dave Zirin
- Dan Georgakas
- Marvin Surkin
- Socialism Conference 2018 Socialism Conference 2018 (accessed July 23 2018)