Alan J. Kuperman, Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin, discusses his op-ed “False pretense for war in Libya?” in the Boston Globe; how low civilian casualty figures in other recaptured rebel-held cities make the supposedly imminent danger of a Benghazi massacre seem far-fetched; Obama’s misleading quotation of Gadhafi’s “no mercy” comment that was directed at rebel fighters who wouldn’t surrender, not civilians; and why the NATO bombing of retreating loyalist forces and Gadhafi’s hometown has more to do with regime change than protecting civilians.
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James Bovard will be on to discuss his two latest pieces:
Bio: James Bovard, who serves as a policy advisor to The Future of Freedom Foundation, is a frequent contributor to Playboy, American Spectator, and Investor’s Business Daily. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Reader’s Digest, New Republic, Washington Post, Washington Times, and Newsweek.
Dr. Michael T. Heany will be on to discuss his study on the antiwar movement, entitled: The Partistan Dynamis of Contention: Demobilzation of the Antiwar Movement in the United States.
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Bio: Dr. Michael T. Heany is Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies and Political Science at the University of Michigan. Michael Heaney examines the organizational dimensions of American politics. His research focuses on the role of intermediary institutions–especially interest groups, political parties, and social movements–in shaping the political process and policy outcomes.
Alan J. Kuperman will be on to discuss his piece False pretense for war in Libya. Read the article here.
Bio: Alan J. Kuperman Is Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. Prior to joining the LBJ School faculty in 2005, Kuperman was Resident Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Bologna, Italy. At the LBJ School, he teaches courses in global policy studies, is Coordinator of the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Program, and leads a Pentagon-funded project on Constitutional Design and Conflict Management in Africa.
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