Dr. Peter H. Liotta and Colonel Cindy R. Jebb, Ph.D.Thursday October 26, 2006
"The Fight for Legitimacy: Democracy vs. Terrorosm"
Discussion: 4:00pm. McKillop Library
Reception to follow lecture.
The Fight for Legitimacy: Democracy vs. Terrorosm
PETER LIOTTA, Director of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy. Dr. Liotta research interests include the study of geography and geopolitics (particularly in Southwest Europe, the Euro-Mediterranean, and Central and South Asia) as well the re- examination of security issues in the contemporary environment. An elected member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, he serves on the advisory boards of Estudios de Defensa del Instituto de Ciencia Política de la Pontificia Universidad Católica, Santiago de Chile, the Research Institute for European and American Studies in Athens, Greece, and the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Peace Research and Security Studies (AFES-PRESS) Foundation in Mosbach, Germany. He earned a bachelor's degree in humanities from the United States Air Force Academy in 1978. He has a master's degree in communication from the University of Oklahoma, a master's degree in English literature from Cornell University and a master's degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College. He also has a master of fine arts degree in creative writing and translation from Cornell and a Ph.D. in humanities from Salve Regina.
COLONEL CINDY R. JEBB, PH.D., is Professor and Deputy Head in the Department of Social Sciences, United States Military Academy, West Point. She teaches courses in Comparative Politics, International Security, Cultural Anthropology, and Terrorism and Counterterrorism. Colonel Jebb has served in numerous command and staff positions in the United States and overseas, to include tours with the 1st Armored Division, III Corps, and the National Security Agency. Before reporting to the United States Military Academy, she served as the Deputy Commander of the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, which supported NSA. During 2000-2001, she served as USMA Fellow at the Naval War College (2000-2001), where she taught the graduate-level course on Strategy and Force Planning. She has two books published in 2004: Bridging the Gap: Ethnicity, Legitimacy, and State Alignment in the International System, (Lexington Publisher) and Mapping Macedonia: Idea and Identity, co-authored with P.H. Liotta (Praeger Publisher). The Fight for Legitimacy: Democracy Versus Terrorism (co-authored with P.H. Liotta, Thom Sherlock, and Ruth Beitler) is due out in 2006. Colonel Jebb received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University in 1997, a MA in Political Science from Duke in 1992, an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 2000, and a BS from the United States Military Academy in 1982.
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