The FSU Political Science Department and the FSU Politics, Law & Society Club will host Dr. John Newman tonight. Dr. Newman will host a public lecture in Gira 397 at 7:00 pm.
Dr. Newman was on the faculty at the University of Maryland from 1995 to 2012, and has been a Political Science professor at James Madison University since January 2013. He has recently written the first in a series of volumes on the JFK assassination. The Assassination of President Kennedy, Volume 1, Where Angels Tread Lightly is a scholarly examination of events that go back to WWII, the Office of Strategic Services, and the early evolution of the CIA, as well as Castro’s assumption of power in Cuba in 1959. This work retraces the paths taken by many of the key players who became entangled in the CIA’s plots to overthrow Castro and the development of the myth that Castro was responsible for the assassination of President Kennedy.
Dr. Newman is a former Army Intelligence officer, an expert in Far Eastern studies, and a scholar of Christian Theology and comparative religions. He has appeared on several occasions before various subcommittees of the US House of Representatives to testify and/or make presentations on U. Government Agencies’ compliance with classified records release laws and the performance of the 911 Commission. He is also the author of JFK and Vietnam (1992), Oswald and the CIA (1995; 2008), and Quest for the Kingdom: The Secret Teachings of Jesus in the Light of Yogic Mysticism (2011).
For more information on this event, contact Dr. Scott Johnson of the FSU Political Science Dept., 301/687-7432 or X7432, or e-mail [email protected]