James "Jim" Hughes teaches Health Policy in the Graduate program at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut, and serve as Trinity's Associate Director of Institutional Research and Planning. He is also the Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. I produce the weekly syndicated public affairs talk show Changesurfer Radio, and is author of Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future.
Socialist Scholars Conference
Andrew Hammer, Democratic Socialists of America; James Hughes, National Political Committee Member, Democratic Socialists of America; Sister Diane Drufenbrock, Vice-Chair, Socialist Party USA and Richard Schwartz were speakers on the Relating Different Religious Traditions to Socialism panel sponsored by DSA Religion and Socialism Commission at the Tenth Annual Socialist Scholars Conference. The conference was held April 24-26, 1992 at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York City.
Hughes also spoke alongside Jeff Lacher and Karen Marie Gibson of the DSA Youth Section, Democratic Socialists of America and Shari Ellis on the Facets of Student & Youth Politics panel sponsored by DSA Youth Section.
Committees of Correspondence Connection
DSA’s Cuba Letter
James Hughes signed an April 2003 Statement on Cuba, initiated and circulated by prominent Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) member Leo Casey, calling for the lifting of trade sanctions against Cuba.
- “a statement circulating among democratic left/socialist folks, largely by members of Democratic Socialists of America, condemning the recent trials and convictions of non-violent dissenters in Cuba”.
The petition criticized Cuba's poor human rights record, but shared the blame for Cuba's problems with reactionary elements of the U.S. administration...
- The democratic left worldwide has opposed the U.S. embargo on Cuba as counterproductive, more harmful to the interests of the Cuban people than helpful to political democratization. The Cuban state's current repression of political dissidents amounts to collaboration with the most reactionary elements of the U.S. administration in their efforts to maintain sanctions and to institute even more punitive measures against Cuba.
Many of the petition's 120 odd signatories were known members of DSA.