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Rejali '81, Expert on Torture and Democracy, to Present Gilbert Lecture


For Immediate Release:  March 22, 2007
Contact:  Marsha Nishi Mullan     


Leading Expert on Torture and Democracy,
 Rejali '81, to Present Annual Gilbert Lecture


The Annual Charles E. Gilbert Lecture, "Torture and Democracy: What Americans Learned and Then Forgot During the War on Terror," will be presented by Darius Rejali '81, author of Torture and Democracy (Princeton), Torture and Modernity (Westview), and the forthcoming Approaches to Violence (Princeton). His talk on Monday, April 2, at 4 p.m. in the Science Center, Room 101, is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Department of Political Science and is also part of the TRI-CO Peace Week being held at Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, and Haverford Colleges.

Recognized as one of the world's leading experts on torture, Rejali, a 1981 graduate of Swarthmore and a professor of political science at Reed College, has based his work on unprecedented research conducted over two decades in multiple languages and on several continents. More information about him can be found at and

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