‘Torture, Obama and Us ‘ – E.N. Thompson Forum – Wednesday, February 23 – Simulcast in Communications Center

Dr. John Anderson
American Democracy Project coordinator, 308.865.8171

“Torture, Obama and Us:
The Moral Costs of the War on Terror”

Mark Danner
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 – 7:00 p.m.

The lecture will be simultaneously broadcast in Room 101 in the Communications Center at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Public parking is available in the Frank House parking lot. Free and open to the public.


From the E.N. Thompson website
Mark Danner is a writer and reporter who for twenty-five years has written on politics and foreign affairs, focusing on war and conflict. He has covered Central America, Haiti, the Balkans, Iraq and the Middle East, among many other stories. Danner is Professor of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs, Politics and the Humanities at Bard College. Among his books are Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War, Torture and Truth, The Secret Way to War, and The Massacre at El Mozote. Danner was a long-time staff writer at The New Yorker and is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. His work has appeared in Harper’s, The New York Times, Aperture, and many other newspapers and magazines. He has co-written and helped produce two hour-long documentaries for the ABC News program Peter Jennings Reporting, and his work has received, among other honors, a National Magazine Award, three Overseas Press Awards, and an Emmy. In 1999 Danner was named a MacArthur Fellow. He speaks and lectures widely on foreign policy and America’s role in the world.

Globalization is the topic for the lectures in this year’s E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues. The lectures will explore the complexities of globalization, as well as “revisit globalization’s promise.”

For more information the series, see the E.N. Thompson website.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Dr. John Anderson, American Democracy Project,308.865.8171