New Fall Series Concentrates on "War, Peace and Arms"

“Politics on the PublicMind” sponsors a new fall series concentrating on “War, Peace and Arms” from September 30 to October 21 on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, N.J. The public is invited to join these Thursday afternoon seminars, scheduled from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Library Orangerie, except for the October 7 session. Refreshments will be served and reservations are suggested.

The first session on Thursday, September 30 features John Schiemann, American political scientist and Associate Professor of Political Science at FDU. He will lead a discussion on “Torture Games: Or How Good Guys Get Bad Information with Ugly Methods.” Dr. Schiemann is the author of “The Politics of Pact-Making: Hungary’s Negotiated Transition to Democracy in Comparative Perspective.”

On Thursday, October 7, Matthew Alexander, former United States Air Force Senior Interrogator in Iraq, will present a session called, “How to Break a Terrorist.” He is author of “How to Break a Terrorist: The U.S. Interrogators Who Used Brains, Not Brutality, to Take Down the Deadliest Man in Iraq.” This session will be held in Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall (The Mansion).

On Thursday, October 21, Ali Soufan, a highly decorated former FBI Supervisory Special Agent, presents the topic “Tortured Reasoning and Misunderstanding the Threat from al Qaeda.” Soufan has investigated and supervised highly sensitive international terrorism cases, including East African embassy bombings, the attacks on the USS Cole and events surrounding 9/11.

FDU’s PublicMind polling institute and the College at Florham Library sponsor these “Politics on the PublicMind” seminars. A donation of $50 to the “Friends of the Library” to help cover the cost of these seminars would be gratefully accepted. The sessions are free to students, faculty, staff and FDU alumni. Seating is limited and reservations are necessary. To reserve your seat, contact Colleen Di Gregorio at 973.443.8530 or e-mail


For Immediate Release

FDU Public Relations
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Dina Schipper
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Melissa Payton

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Scott Giglio
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