JENNY BINDEL '04
SARAH RICE '04
JOHN MEANY, moderator
This program will feature an excerpt from the documentary film, "Point of Order" (1963), a review of the 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings, a landmark event in American media politics and the first nationally televised Congressional investigation.
After the film, there will be a moderated panel discussion with audience participation. The panel will feature James Walsh and the award-winning students of The Claremont Colleges Debate Union (CCDU). Walsh is executive director of Harvard University's Managing the Atom project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and founder and chair of the Harvard International Working Group on Radiological Weapons. An expert in terrorism, the production of weapons of mass destruction, security studies, and civil liberty issues, Walsh has testified before the United Stares Senate on the issue of nuclear terrorists and served as an expert witness in federal deportation litigation. He has appeared on a variety of television and radio programs, from the BBC, NPR, and CNN to MTV. Walsh's writings have appeared in scholarly journals and editorial pages, including the The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Times of London.
The 5-college CCDU is the nation's premiere college debating society, winning scores of awards annually in national and international competition in addition to public debate and educational outreach honors.
John Meany, director of the successful Claremont Colleges Debate Union since 1987, will moderate the panel discussion.