August 20, 2014  

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Southern Miss Gulf Coast to Host Lecture, “How to Break a Terrorist”

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The University of Southern Mississippi Women's and Gender Studies Program and the College of Arts and Letters will present the lecture “How to Break a Terrorist” by former Air Force Interrogator Matthew Alexander on Monday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Alexander, who spent 18 years in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserves, is an "investigator turned interrogator." He deployed to Iraq in 2006 where he led the interrogations team that located Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the former leader of Al Qaida in Iraq, who was killed by Coalition Forces. Alexander, awarded the Bronze Star for his achievements, is the author of Kill or Capture and How to Break a Terrorist: The U.S. Interrogators Who Used Brains, Not Brutality, to Take Down the Deadliest Man in Iraq.

This guest lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Marie des Neiges Léonard at marie.leonard@usm.edu or call 228.214.3339.