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Panel discussion Monday will look at postwar issues, effects

April 24, 2012

Menomonie, Wis. — The Social Science Speaker Series will hold the panel discussion "The Post War on Terror? After Afghanistan and Iraq" at 5:30 p.m. Monday in room 110 of Jarvis Hall Science Wing at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Three experts will discuss the role of the military in U.S. society and examine the effect of present and future military policies and practices on veterans and citizens in the U.S. and elsewhere.

The panelists are Jose Vasquez, executive director, Iraq Veterans Against the War; Tyler Wall, assistant professor, criminal justice, Eastern Kentucky University; and Joseph Hupy, associate professor, geography, UW-Eau Claire.

In addition to critically evaluating the idea of a “post war on terror,” the panel will explore themes of justice, order, security, liberty and the militarization of everyday life.

“This is an important issue that affects many people’s lives in both visible and invisible ways. Having an informed discussion about it is an important part of civic duty in our democratic process,” said Nels Paulson, UW-Stout social science assistant professor who is coordinating the event.

An open discussion will follow the three presentations.

UW-Stout offers an undergraduate program in applied social science, with concentrations in history and politics; economics; and sociology and anthropology. To learn more, go to http://www.uwstout.edu/programs/bsass.

For more information, contact Paulson at 715-232-5304 or paulsonne@uwstout.edu.

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