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Leading Authority on History of the FBI to Speak at IU Northwest

The nation’s leading authority on the history of the FBI, Professor Athan Theoharis, will present two lectures about the FBI and its current role in concerning domestic terrorism Thursday, Oct. 17 at IU Northwest.

This event, sponsored by the Department of History, is free and open to the public. The lecture, “The FBI's search for spies during the Cold War and its role in uncovering terrorists following Sept. 11,” will take place from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in the Savannah Auditorium. The second lecture, “The history of the FBI,” will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in Hawthorn Hall room 107.

Dr. Theoharis is a professor of History at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI and received the 2002 Lawrence G. Haggerty Faculty Award for Research Excellence. As illustrated by his most recent books, Chasing Spies: How the FBI Failed in Counterintelligence But Promoted the Politics of McCarthyism in the Cold War Years (Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2002) and These Yet to be United States: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in Post-1945 America (Harcourt College/Wadsworth Group, 2002), Dr. Theoharis is one of the most prolific and respected scholars in his field. Other titles he has authored include; The FBI: A Comprehensive Reference Guide (2000), J. Edgar Hoover, Sex, and Crime (1995), Seeds of Repression (1977), A Culture of Secrecy (1999), The Boss: J. Edgar Hoover and the Great American Inquisition (1988), and From the Secret Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1993).

For more information please contact the IU Northwest Department of History at (219) 980-6655.



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Related Links

Chasing Spies - Chapter 1

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