Named after James Madison’s famous observation to his friend George Thompson that “the advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty” (Letter, June 30, 1825), the Guardian Lecture Series brings scholars and practitioners distinguished in the Nelson Institute’s four principal areas of interest— terrorism and national security, Africa, religion and global politics, and international ethics and justice—to James Madison University. During their visits to the Harrisonburg, Virginia, campus, the lecturers not only present a public lecture, but also have an opportunity to encounter JMU faculty and studies both in the classroom and in more informal “off the record” discussions.

Former CIA Station Chief in Nigeria, Sudan, Pakistan, and Germany, Head of Covert Action in Support of the Afghan Resistance and Recipient of the Distinguished Intelligence Medal MILTON BEARDEN will speak on Afghanistan, An American "Adventure"

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 in ISAT 159 at 7:00 PM

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