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International Terrorism Expert to Explore the Myths Surrounding Terrorism, October 10

September 24, 2007

Louise Richardson, executive dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, will discuss threats to human rights presented by both terrorism and counterterrorism on Wednesday, October 10, from 12:45 to 2:00 p.m. at Bentley College, Koumantzelis Auditorium/Lindsay Hall, 175 Forest Street in Waltham. The program is part of the Bentley Dean of Arts and Sciences lecture series focused on war crimes and human rights.

Louise Richardson is a specialist in terrorist movements. She is the author of What Terrorists Want: Understanding the Enemy, Containing the Threat (Random House, 2006) and co-editor of Democracy and Counterterrorism: Lessons from the Past (United States Institute of Peace, 2006). In addition to her role as Executive Dean at Radcliffe, Richardson is also a senior lecturer in government at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard and a lecturer on law at Harvard Law School. She holds a PhD in government from Harvard University.

The mission of the Center for Arts and Sciences is to promote the arts and sciences as a vital, integral and challenging aspect of undergraduate and graduate education at Bentley. The center promotes research and teaching in the disciplines and at the intersection of arts, sciences, and business. Through its programs, it promotes individual scholarship, while encouraging cross-disciplinary discussion and research.

The series is sponsored by the Jeanne and Dan Valente Center for Arts and Sciences at Bentley. For more information on this event, please call Cyrus Veeser, director of the Center for Arts and Sciences, at (781) 891-2827. For driving directions and maps, go to .


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