Past Presentations 
Deerfield Progressive Forum Speaker Series
from November 2004 to March 2009

November 2004 - March 2005

November 11, 2004

John Anderson, Professor, Nova S.E. University

Election Analysis -- 2004

November 13, 2004

Rob Richie, Center for Voting and Democracy

How Elections Are Rigged

November 20, 2004

Sarah Sloan, National Organizer: A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition

Haiti: The U.S. Role

December 4, 2004

Charlene Mitchell, The Committee of Correspondence

How to Unite the Progressive Movement

December 11, 2004

Edwin Reubens, Prof. Emeritus, CCNY

Free Trade: Who Benefits? Who Suffers?

December 18, 2004

Debra DeLee, CEO, Americans for Peace Now

Israel and Palestine

January 8, 2005

Bruce Gagnon, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

Space and the Nuclear Age

January 15, 2005

Daniel Meyers, Attorney

Assault on the Constitution

January 22, 2005

Mark Solomon, Professor Emeritus, Simmons College

The New Administration: What to Expect

January 29, 2005

Dorothy McClellan, Prof, Texas University at Corpus Christi

The Balkans: Complexities and Contradictions

February 5, 2005

Mark Richard, Attorney

Resurgence of the Labor Movement

February 12, 2005

Rick Hind, Greenpeace

Attack on the Environment

February 19, 2005

Jerry Gray, Folk Singer

American Protests and Labor Songs

February 26, 2005

Clarence Taylor, Professor, FIU

Race and Culture

March 5, 2005

Evelyn Bloom, Artist, Lecturer

Artists with a Social Message

March 12, 2005

Nasser Aruri, Prof. Emeritus, Dartmouth College

The U.S. and the Middle East

March 19, 2005

Ronald Cox, Professor, FIU

Corporate Control vs Democracy

January 2006 - March 2006

January 7, 2006

Patricia Ireland, Attorney, former President of NOW

The latest developments in the Labor Movement

January 14, 2006

Jack Lieberman, Civic Activist

The Future for Israelis and Palestinians

January 21, 2006

James Tracy, Professor, FAU

Confronting the Corporate Media

January 28, 2006

Mark Solomon, Prof. Emeritus, Simmons College

The Fruits of our Foreign Policy

February 4, 2006

Barry Lynn, Exec. Director: Americans United

The Attack on Church and State Separation

February 11, 2006

Quentin Youngh, Chairman, Health and Medical Research Group

Our Highjacked Medicare

February 18, 2006

Jerry Gray, Folk Singer

A New Program of American Protest and Labor Songs

February 25, 2006

Ronald Cox, Professor, FIU

Global Sweatshops

March 4, 2006

Robert Watson, Prof., Political Science, FAU

How to Promote a Progressive Agenda

March 11, 2006

Alex Lichtenstein, Prof, Rice University

South Africa: The Legacy of Apartheid

March 18, 2006

David Kotz, Prof, U.of Massachusetts

Russia: Past, Present and Future

December 2006 - March 2007

December 2, 2006

Robert Watson, Prof., FAU

The Significance of the Recent Elections

December 9, 2006

Ronald Cox, Prof, FIU

U.S. Imperialism and the Iranian Crisis

December 16, 2006

Gordon Fellman, Prof, Brandeis U.

What's Behind the Israel/Palestine Crisis?

January 6, 2007

Jerry Gray, Folk Singer

Folk Music of the World

January 13, 2007

Christian Parenti, Nation Magazine

The Middle East Conflicts

January 20, 2007

Etheline Jones, Exec. Committee, ACLU

The Patriot Act and Other ACLU Concerns

January 27, 2007

William Hartung, President's Fellow, New School

The Military/Industrial Complex

February 3, 2007

Rev. Lucius Walker

What's Happening in Cuba

February 10, 2007

Edgar Hernandez, Political Activist from Venezuela

The Political Climate in South America

February 17, 2007

Mark Solomon, Prof. Emeritus, Simmons College

Nations in Conflict: Is Globalization Still Happening?

February 24, 2007

Mark Solomon, Prof. Emeritus, Simmons College

Critical Questions from Forum Members

March 3, 2007

Dan Kovalik, Counsel, United Steelworkers of America

Human Rights in Colombia

March 10, 2007

Joseph Boskin, Prof, Boston University

American's Culture Wars

March 17, 2007

Patricia Ireland, World Feminist Leader, Attorney

Changes in the Labor Scene

December 2007 - March 2008

December 1, 2007

Mark Richard, Union Attorney

How to Get a Living Wage in Florida

December 8, 2007

Jack Lieberman, Community Activist

Florida's Impact on National Politics

December 15, 2007

Magdaleno Rose-Avilio, Executive Director, Northwest Immigrant Rights

Today's Huddled Masses

January 5, 2008

Ben Graber, Prof. Florida Medical School

The Good, the Bad, The Ugly of Medicare

January 12, 2008

David Kotz, Professor, Univ. Massachusetts

Socialism's Future

January 19, 2008

John Trumpbour, Harvard Law School, Research Director, Labor and Worklife Program

Harvard and the Power Elite

January 26, 2008

Ronald Cox, Prof, FIU, Polit. Science Dept

Let's Talk About Latin America

February 2, 2008

Laura Flanders, Air America Radio Host and Commentator

The Media's Distortion of Democracy

February 9, 2008

Leonard I. Weinglass, Defense Attorney

The Cuban Five: Legal Lynching

Feburary 16, 2008

Lin Chun, Prof. Pol. Sci, London School of Economics

The Transformation of Chinese Socialism

February 23, 2008

Leslie Cagan, Natl Dir, United for Peace and Justice

Mobilizing for Peace and Justice

February 24, 2008

Special Event: Report by Venezuela Delegation (members of Forum returning from visit to Venezuela coordinated by Global Exchange)

March 1, 2008

Brian J. Foley, Drexel U. College of Law

The Nature of U.S. Imperialism

March 8, 2008

Lawrence Hamm, People's Organization for Progress, Newark, NJ

Addressing Race and Class in Urban Communities

March 15, 2008

Joseph Boskin, History Dept, Boston U.

America: Life in a Criss-Cross Culture

December 2008 - March 2009

December 6, 2008

Steve Goldstein, Journalist, Sun Sentinel

Reflections on the National Elections

December 13, 2008

Ronald Cox, Professor, Political Science, Florida Atlantic University

Challenges in Latin America

December 20, 2008

Santiago Leon, JD, Co-Chair, Health Care for All Florida

Can We Really Have Health Care for All?

January 3, 2009

Karl Grossman, Professor of Journalism, Old Westbury College, SUNY

Revisiting Nuclear Power

January 10, 2009

Lt. Colonel Robert Bowman, US Air Force, Retired

The State of the Union

January 17, 2009

Harry Targ, Professor of Political Science, Purdue University

United States Foreign Policy: The Possibilities of Shifting from a Permanent War Economy and the Globalization of Capitalist Empire to a Post-Imperial International System

Also see
Harry Targ's sugested bibliography

January 24, 2009

Ronald Cox, Professor of Political Science, Florida Atlantic University

The Global Financial Crisis and the U.S. Response

January 31, 2009

Mark Solomon, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Simmons College

What Can We Expect from the New Administration?

February 7, 2009

Matthew Schwartz, Director for Political Action, Florida Sierra Club Broward Division

Playing Politics with Florida's Natural Environment

February 14, 2009

Hocine Fetni, Professor, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

The Middle East in Crisis

February 21, 2009

Barry Lynn, Director, Americans United for Separation of Churchand State

Whatever Happened to Separation of Church and State?

February 28, 2009

James Tracy,

March 7, 2009

Leslie Cagan, Director, United for Peace and Justice

Mobilizing for Peace and Justice

March 14, 2009

Anne Feeney (aka "The Union Maid") Internationally Acclaimed Singer and Songwriter

Songs of Protest: Yesterday and Today