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United States: A little positive force for the world

On the 10th of May, a programme run by Mehdi Hasan will discuss the conviction with three-time American Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Friedman.

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Mehdi Hassan
Mehdi Hassan

The political director of The Huffington Post UK and host of the Al Jazeera English programme The Café will lead a programme focused on analysing US policy today.

In particular, Mehdi Hasan, a journalist and co-author of “Ed: The Miliband’s and the Making of a Labour Leader” will focus on discussing whether the United States is a force for good in the world.

For this the conference will rely on the presence of the journalist and author Thomas Loren Friedman, dedicated journalist whose work has had him named winner of the Pulitzer Prize three times.

Estados Unidos 4Today he is a columnist for The New York Times in which he began working as a reporter in 1981, after studying in Cairo, Oxford, Boston and Beirut.

In turn, he is the author of several books dealing with subjects as diverse as globalisation (“The world is flat”), the political situation in the Middle East (“From Beirut to Jerusalem”) or the attacks of the 11th of September (“Longitudes and attitudes”).

The programme, which will later be televised worldwide on television Al-Jazeera English, aims to address whether the actions undertaken by the United States are carriers of peace or not.

Estados Unidos 6In fact, the statement “America is a force for good in the world” was recently defended by Charles Hagel, Secretary of Defence of the United States since February of 2013.

He specifically did after taking charge as the 24th US Secretary of Defence, Hagel said the United States “is a force for good in the world. If there is one institution that preserves its reputation and credit among US citizens that institution is this, The Armed Forces,” said the Vietnam veteran.

The filming of “America as a Force for Good in the World” will be on Friday the 10th of May from 7:30pm in Oxford Union.

Estados Unidos 8Al-Jazeera English has an audience of 280 million households worldwide and in the coming months it will also be broadcast to 60 million new homes in the US.

Those wishing to attend should queu at 7:00pm at the gates of Oxford Union (Oxford OX1 3HZ) on the 10th of May.

For more information visit the website.

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(Translated by: Sophie Maling – sophie_maling@hotmail.com)

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