Below are recommended speakers to invite if you are planning an event about drones (in alphabetical order by surname).

Peter Asaro is an assistant professor at the New School in New York and co-founder of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control (ICRAC). Contact him at [email protected].

Medea Benjamin is author of the new book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control and co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange and the peace group CODEPINK. Invite her to your community for a book event by contacting Alli McCracken at [email protected].

Amna Buttar is a member of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab in Pakistan and a human rights activist. Contact her at [email protected].

Shahid Buttar is Executive Director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee. He works to defend civil liberties, constitutional rights and rule of law principles threatened in the United States by law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Contact him at [email protected].

Sheila Carapico is a contributing editor of Middle East Report and a professor of political science and international studies at the University of Richmond. Contact her at [email protected].

James Cavallaro is the founding director of Stanford Law School’s International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic. He has extensive expertise in international human rights law and the human rights movement; human rights issues in Latin America and the developing world; and international human rights litigation. Contact him at [email protected].

David Glazier is a professor of law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He served 21 years as a US Navy surface warfare officer. In that capacity, he commanded the USS George Philip, served as the Seventh Fleet staff officer responsible for the US Navy-Japan relationship, the Pacific Fleet officer responsible for the US Navy-PRC relationship, and participated in UN sanctions enforcement against Yugoslavia and Haiti. Contact him at [email protected].

Jimmy Johnson is the founder of Neged Neshek, a project documenting and analyzing Israeli militarism and the arms industry. He is a featured writer for Electronic Intifada and a former International Coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. Contact him at [email protected].

Nancy L. Mancias is the coordinator for CODEPINK’s War Criminals and Ground the Drones campaigns. She is a key organizer in the San Francisco anti-war community and supports war resisters in the United States and Canada. Contact her at [email protected].

Jay Stanley is Senior Policy Analyst with ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project and co-authored the recent ACLU report “Protecting Privacy from Aerial Surveillance: Recommendations for Government Use of Drone Aircraft.” Contact him at [email protected].

Lucy Suchman is a Professor of the Anthropology of Science and Technology at Lancaster University in the UK, and Co-Director of Lancaster’s Centre for Science Studies. Contact her at [email protected].

Trevor Timm is an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco. He specializes in free speech issues and government transparency. Contact him at [email protected].

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