Human Rights Watch analyst coming to Grauer School, USD

As a senior military analyst at Human Rights Watch, Marc Garlasco reports his findings to the world and pressures government officials to protect people caught in the crossfire of war.

Garlasco will share his personal experiences investigating conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel and Gaza during “Behind The Headlines and Off the Record,” at the Grauer School, located at 1500 S. El Camino Real in Encinitas.

The public presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, in the school’s Great Room In addition, he will interact with Grauer students as part of the IPJ’s WorldLink Youth global awareness program. He will explain how Human Rights Watch researchers collect evidence in war zones and how his weapon’s expertise has contributed to HRW’s successful campaign to ban the use of deadly cluster bombs.

Garlasco served for seven years at the Pentagon where he was chief of high value targeting during the Iraq War in 2003. He was an intelligence professional at the Defense Intelligence Agency during the Iraq invasion where he led the effort to track and target Saddam Hussein.

At HRW, Garlasco works deep in war zones as part of the organization’s emergency team. As one of the world’s leading human rights organizations, HRW is often the first on the ground and the first to publicly expose the abuses of war-a strategy that influences government policy when it matters most.

During his visit to San Diego, Garlasco will also speak on Thursday, May 7, at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ) Theatre at the University of San Diego (5998 Alcala Park).

Garlasco’s visit is part of a series held at USD over the past year focusing on the work of HRW. The IPJ and HRW partnered with the following sponsors for the series: The Grauer School, The Center for Global Awareness and Jubilee San Diego. For additional information, visit www.grauerschool.com or call 760/944-6777.

SOURCE: From a Grauer School press release

Related posts:

  1. Correspondent turns student focus on human rights
  2. Fairgrounds officials try to sell naming rights
  3. DM Fairgrounds sells naming rights to Albertsons
  4. Neighborhood Watch groups gain popularity
  5. Lifelong love of soccer fuels analyst

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=4337

Posted by on Apr 29, 2009. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • Rancho Santa Fe resident among seven new trustees joining UC San Diego Foundation Board
    Proactive stewards, higher education advocates and expert financial strategists, UC San Diego Foundation trustees play an important role in cultivating community partnerships and garnering resources to support UC San Diego research, teaching and public service initiatives. Trustees govern the Foundation, including managing net assets totaling $717 million, i […]
  • Rancho Fire District to recognize Fire Prevention Week with two events
    National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 5-11, and the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) will host two community events to recognize the annual awareness campaign. The first will be an Open House from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 4 at RSF Fire Station 2, 16930 Four Gee Road in 4S Ranch. Guests will be able to tour the fire station and traini […]
  • New Rancho Santa Fe Library Branch Manager welcomes community input
    Rancho Santa Fe Library’s new Branch Manager Haley Kwon has been charmed by the village’s “sweet, down-home” character, the simple pleasure of visiting the local library and people’s enjoyment of a slower speed of time. “It’s a small town and the library is a place for people to connect,” Kwon said. “People have a different sense of time here, they come in t […]