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Reed College s Darius Rejali speaks frankly about torture on Saturday, November 13

TITLE: "Speaking Frankly About Torture"

WHAT: Internationally recognized expert on government torture and interrogation, Darius Rejali, explores the social condition that leads nations to adopt the practice of torture. Part of the 2004-2005 Reed College Public Policy Lecture Series, the lecture is This lecture is sponsored by the Elizabeth C. Ducey Political Science Lecture Fund

A professor of political science at Reed College, Rejali is a 2003 Carnegie "Scholar of Vision" and is currently finishing his second book "Torture and Democracy." Rejali served as a major news source on the recent incidents at Abu Ghraib prison, appearing on CNN and in The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Time, and Newsweek.

WHEN: 2 p.m., Saturday, November 13

WHERE: Vollum Lecture Hall, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland

COST: The lecture is free and open to the public.

CONTACT: For more information, please call the public events hotline at 503/777-7755 or visit .

Public Policy Lecture Series
"Transitions: Managing Political Change in an Uncertain World," the 2004-2005 Reed College Public Policy Lecture Series focuses on the difficult process of managing political transitions: from a bipolar to a unipolar world, from the Clinton administration to the 2004 election, from nationalized to globalized economies, and from apartheid to reconciliation. We hope to challenge prevailing liberal and conservative rhetoric, and bring political curiosity at Reed and beyond to a new level of information and discussion.


Reed College
Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, is an undergraduate institution of the liberal arts and sciences dedicated to sustaining the highest intellectual standards in the country. With an enrollment of about 1,360 students, Reed ranks third in the undergraduate origins of Ph.D.s in the United States and second in the number of Rhodes Scholars from a liberal arts college (31 since 1915). For more information, visit