Friday and Saturday events will be livestreamed at and videos posted there within three days after. All events, including Sunday’s, may possibly be livestreamed by Amer University.

We have a capacity of 160 on Friday, 200 on Saturday and Sunday, 300 Sunday evening, and unlimited on Monday. Over 100 people have already registered. The count you see at this link does not include those who have registered by mail or other means. And the “goal” you see at the link is not our goal but just an automatic function of the website. Please register soon and indicate which days you will be there. Thanks!

An Alternative to War. (A second edition will be published before the conference and we welcome all input!)

American University School of International Service By William McDonough & Partners-02The event will feature sessions focused on such topics as:

  • Strategies to End War
  • Ending War and Patriarchy
  • Remaking the Mass Media for Peace
  • Capitalism and transition to Peace Economy
  • The Racism of War
  • Promoting Peace Begins With Abolishing War
  • War Isn’t Working, and It Isn’t Necessary: Why we need complete abolition, even of humanitarian wars
  • Diplomacy, Aid, and Nonviolent Peacekeeping and Protection
  • Disarmament, and Abolishing Nuclear Weapons
  • Closing Bases
  • Protecting the Environment from War by Ending War
  • Changing War Culture to Peace Culture
  • International Law. Can War Makers Be Held Accountable? Can We Achieve Truth and Reconciliation?
  • Demonstrations, Direct Action, Resistance and Counter-Recruitment
  • Untold History of the United States
  • Nonviolent Action: Getting to Work
  • Bringing United States into the International Criminal Court
  • Resistance, Ending the Draft, Countering Recruitment, Creating Free College
  • Abolishing Nuclear Weapons
  • Freeing Palestine
  • Young People Organizing for Peace
  • Improving the Alternative Global Security Strategy
  • Building Friendship Between the United States and Russia

We encourage everyone to come for as much of the conference as possible, and participate in building a broader movement to end all war.

Click here to see the full agenda.

Click here to see photos and bios of all speakers.


World Beyond War is working with our allies to plan similar events focused on alternatives to war the same week in other parts of the world. Please contact us to help plan such events. One is already planned for September 24 in Berlin, Germany, during which people will watch a livestream of the Washington, D.C., event, on Also, in connection with this, U.S. whistleblowers will deliver to the German government a petition from, World Beyond War, and others urging the closure of Ramstein Airbase (yes, also being delivered to the U.S. government). Meanwhile, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the International Movement for a Just World (JUST) will hold and livestream an event on September 24 (late on the night of the 23rd Washington, D.C., time).

American-University-School-7Organizations can sign on as partners by contributing financially and in working on plans, or as cosponsors by agreeing just to help promote the event.

Speakers committed to being part of the events in Washington, D.C., include: Dennis Kucinich, Kathy Kelly, Miriam Pemberton, David Vine, Kozue Akibayashi, Harvey Wasserman, Jeff Bachman, Peter Kuznick, Medea Benjamin, Maurice Carney, David Swanson, Leah Bolger, David Hartsough, Pat Elder, John Dear, Mel Duncan, Kimberley Phillips, Ira Helfand, Darakshan Raja, Bill Fletcher Jr., Lindsey German, Maria Santelli, Mark Engler, Maja Groff, Robert Fantina, Barbara Wien, Jodie Evans, Odile Hugonot Haber, Gar Alperovitz, Sam Husseini, Christopher Simpson, Brenna Gautam, Patrick Hiller, Mubarak Awad, Michelle Kwak, John Washburn, Bruce Gagnon, David Cortright, Michael McPhearson,Sharon Tennison, Gareth Porter, John Reuwer, Pat Alviso, Larry Wilkerson, Thomas Drake,Larry Johnson, John Kiriakou.

Click here to see photos and bios of all speakers.

Partners Include: Jubitz Family Foundation, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom,, Code Pink, International Peace Bureau, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Jane Addams Peace Association, Veterans For Peace.

Co-Sponsors Include: Washington Peace Center, Pace e Bene/Campaign Nonviolence, Liberty Tree, United for Peace and Justice, Nonviolence International, Peace Action Montgomery, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Military Families Speak Out,Peace Action, WILPF-DC, International Movement for a Just World (JUST), Center for Bangladesh Studies, Society for Peace and Conflict Resolution at American University, Nuke Watch, Friends of Franz Jagerstatter, National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR),WILPF-DC, International Society for Inter Cultural Study and Research (ISISAR), Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice, On Earth Peace, The Virginia Defenders, UNAC, Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore,

Included on the agenda for Sunday evening will be the presentation of 2016 Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence to John Kiriakou. Details here.

Venue: No War 2016 will be held at American University’s School of International Service, in the Founders Room and a number of other rooms in the same building. We thank Jeff Bachman for the wonderful venue! [map] See the agenda for details.

Live Streaming: No War 2016 will be live streamed and the videos published by

Tabling: We’ve had a lot of inquiries about tabling. Sadly there is very limited space for it. Please contact us to inquire at info[AT]

Funding: No War 2016 will be funded with help from our partners, from our speakers generously donating their time, from American University providing the venue, and primarily by generous individuals who choose to donate to World Beyond War.

We will be providing printed materials, meals, and other expensive items necessary to the event, inlcuding free copies of the new second-edition of A Global Security System: An Alternative to War.

We ask those attending to pay what you can on a sliding scale and to sign up as early as possible to facilitate our planning: