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Journalist and author Christian Parenti at CofI March 1

2007. 02. 22.

CALDWELL – Christian Parenti, who has traveled to Afghanistan three times since 2004, will present a report from his recent Afghan travels as well as insight into the ongoing U.S. occupation of Iraq.

Parenti, correspondent for The Nation and the author of several books, will speak at CofI on Thursday, March 1 at noon in the Hendren Boardroom on the third floor of Sterry Hall.

The talk is open to the public. A question-and-answer period and book signing will follow his presentation.

Parenti will also speak at BSU on March 1 at 7 p.m. in the Jordan Ballroom.

Parenti received his doctorate in Sociology from the London School of Economics in 2000. He is the author of The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq, The Soft Cage: Surveillance in America from Slavery to the War on Terror, and Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis.

He has been a Soros Senior Justice fellow and a Ford Foundation City fellow at the City University of New York graduate school's Center for Place, Culture and Politics.

ACI and the Idaho Peace Coalition are co-sponsoring Parenti's lecture.