Terry BeitzelIn 2022, we established the Beitzel Lecture Series, which brings distinguished scholars and practitioners of justice and nonviolence to the James Madison University campus for public lectures, seminars, panel discussions and a variety of related interactions with faculty, students, and the larger community.

March 8, 2023 - Jonathan M. Katz

Gangsters of Capitalism:
Smedley Butler, The Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America's Empire

Grafton-Stovall Theater | 6 - 7:30pm

About Jonathan M. Katz: 

Jonathan M. Katz was the Associated Press correspondent in Haiti from 2007 to 2011. The only full-time U.S. news reporter there during the quake, he later broke the story that United Nations soldiers likely caused a post-quake cholera epidemic that killed thousands. Katz has reported from more than a dozen countries and territories. In 2011, he was awarded the Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism. Katz was a 2019 National Fellow at New America. A regular contributor to the New York Times and other publications, he regularly appears on TV and radio and formerly directed the Media & Journalism Initiative at Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute.

Past Topics
Fall of Kabul: Critical Factors in Taliban's Return

March 3, 2022 | Inaugural Beitzel Lecture | Wilson Auditorium | 4:00pm

Dr. Samiullah Nuristani, Gandhi Center Research Associate, gave the inaugural Beitzel Lecture on Afghanistan on March 3rd, 2022.

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