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Global Security and Terrorism Expert to Speak

PLATTSBURGH, NY (September 19, 2007) - Dr. James Der Derian will speak on global security, media, and terrorism on September 28, at 11:30 a.m., at Krinowitz Recital Hall in Hawkins Hall, on the campus of SUNY Plattsburgh. His talk is titled, "Global Media in an Age of InfoTerror."

Dr. Der Derian is the Watson Institute Professor of International Studies and Director of the Institute's Global Security Program at Brown University. He also founded and directs the Global Media and the Information Technology, War, and Peace Projects at the Watson Institute. He has produced two documentaries, "VY2K" and "After 9/11," and is working on a third, "The Culture of War."

Der Derian is the author and editor of several books such as Virtuous War: Mapping the military-industrial-media-entertainment network, On Diplomacy: A Genealogy of Western Estrangement, Anti-Diplomacy: Spies, Terror, Speed and War, International Theory: Critical Investigations, and International/Intertextual Readings. He has appeared as a commentator on BBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, Discovery Channel, 60 Minutes, and many other radio and television programs in the United States and abroad. His written essays have appeared in The New York Times, Wired magazine, and the Harvard International Review.

Der Derian received his bachelor's degree from McGill University and his master's and doctorate degrees in International Relations from Oxford University. A Rhodes Scholar, he has been a visiting professor at Harvard, MIT, Princeton, University of Southern California, and Oxford.


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