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Elk River Books – Book Reading & Signing – (Livingston, MT) – Thursday, May 1, 2014 – 120 N. Main (formerly Chatham Fine Art).

Fordham University – “Life of a Creative Idea” – (New York, NY) – Thursday, September 26, 2013  Lincoln Center Campus – 113 W. 60th Street – 12th Floor Lounge.

Town Hall Seattle – Confronting Our Legacy of Torture – (Seattle, WA) – Sunday, May 5, 2013 – 7:30 p.m. (PST) – 1119 Eighth Avenue – Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street.

University of California, Santa Barbara – Symposium: The Legacy of Abu Ghraib – (Santa Barbara, CA) – Tuesday, April 9, 2013 – 4:00 p.m. (PST) – McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB.

University of Wisconsin, Marathon County – Book discussion – (Wausau, WI) – December 5, 2012 – Sonnentag Hall, UW Center for Civic Engagement, 625 Stewart Avenue.

Brigham Young University-Hawaii – Book discussion – (Laie, Hawaii) – March 13, 2012.

Hawai’i Pacific University – “Torturing Ourselves: The Legacy of Torture and American Soldiers”  (Honolulu, Hawai‘i) – March 13, 2012.

Irondale Center – Another Life play with a “A Festival of Conscience” panel discussion – (Brooklyn, NY) – Saturday, March 10, 2012.

Fire Dog Lake “Book Salon” with TruthOut’s Jason Leopold – (an online event) – Saturday, February 18, 2012.

Reed College – “A Conversation with Joshua E.S. Phillips and Darius Rejali” – (Portland, OR) – Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 7:30-9:00 PM  Psychology 105, 3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard.

Boston University School of Medicine – Bringing Torture Home: American Soldiers And The Legacy Of Torture – (Boston, MA) – Tuesday, February 14, 2012.

Boston University School of Law– Bringing Torture Home: American Soldiers And The Legacy Of Torture – (Boston, MA) – Tuesday, February 14, 2012.

Cooper Union – PEN panel discussion “Recovering Ourselves” 

– (New York, NY) — 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012.

University of Washington Tacoma – Public talk “None of Us Were Like This Before: Reflections on American Soldiers and Torture” – (Tacoma, WA)  November 16, 2011.

University of Washington Seattle – A Discussion about the Causes and Consequences of Torture During the War on Terror – (Seattle, WA)  November 18, 2011.

Culture cafe Hertta  Book event  (Tampere, Finland)  October 19, 2011.

Turku Library Book discussion – (Turku, Finland)  October 18, 2011.

Bookshop Kurvin Kirja Book event – (Helsinki, Finland)  October 17, 2011.

University College London  Book discussion  (London, UK) – October 12, 2011.

University of Oxford – Book event co-sponsored by Oxford Institute for Ethics Law and Armed Conflict and The University of Oxford Programme on the Changing Character of War  (Oxford, UK) – October 11, 2011.

Talk at ABF (Arbetarnas Bildningsförbund) in Stockholm  Book discussion (Stockholm, Sweden) – October 8, 2011.

University of Gothenburg  Book discussion  (Gothenburg, Sweden) – October 6, 2011.

Stockholm University – Public talk titled: “The Causes and Legacies for Torture During the War on Terror” – (Stockholm, Sweden) – October 5, 2011.

Texas Tech University Q&A with Students and a Conference on Torture (Lubbock, TX) April 8 & 9, 2011.

Washington College of Law / American University Book discussion (Washington, D.C.) March 23, 2011.

Bozeman Public Library Book discussion (Bozeman, MT) March 8, 2011.

U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of JournalismA conversation with Mark Danner (Berkeley, CA)March 4, 2011.

Books, Inc. @ Opera PlazaBook discussion and signing(SanFrancisco, CA)March 3, 2011.

University of California, Davis Book discussion and signing (Davis, CA) – March 2, 2011.

Stanford University– “Veterans of the Iraq War: Problems Encountered by the Returning Soldiers” (Stanford, CA) — February 28, 2011 Questions and Discussion for Stanford students, faculty, and community.

Sweet! Actors Reading Writers @ Three of Cups(New York, NY)January 6, 2011 — actor Matt Walters read an excerpt of the book.

Bluestockings bookstore – (New York, NY)  Wednesday, November 17, 2010 — talk & book signing.

Lund University – (Lund, Sweden) – Friday, October 13, 2010 — a seminar about the book, in cooperation with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University.

University of Copenhagen – (Copenhagen, Denmark) October 14, 2010 — a conversation about the book with Thomas Brudholm and Claus Kold.  This event was co-sponsored by the University of Copenhagen and the Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims (RCT).

Roskilde University – (Copenhagen, Denmark) — October 13, 2010 — a meeting with Danish journalism students to discuss the journalistic methods used to produce the book, as well as experiences working as a foreign correspondent.

PEN Dansk – (Copenhagen, Denmark) — October 12, 2010 — a conversation about the book at PEN Dansk, an affiliate of International PEN.

A Conversation with Reprieve – (London, UK)October  6, 2010a discussion with a UK-based human rights organization.

Woolfson & Tay bookshop (London, UK) — October 6, 2010 — talk & book signing.

Bookmarks bookshop – (London, UK) October 5, 2010 — talk & book signing.

Open Society Institute – (New York, NY) — September 13, 2010 a panel discussion about None of Us Were Like This Before.  Click on this link to download an audio recording of the event.


LISTEN TO a great interview about the book with New America Now (broadcast on March 11, 2011).

WATCH THE interview with the author about the book on Bozeman, Montana’s KZBK (broadcast on March 9, 2011).

READ THE Q&A about the book for Gulf News (posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2011).

READ THE Q&A about the book for Guernica magazine (posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010).

LISTEN TO a strong interview about the book with BBC World New Update (broadcast on October 7, 2010).

LISTEN TO a rich interview about the book on American Radio Works (broadcast on October 1, 2010).

LISTEN TO a sweeping interview about the book on KPFA’s “Letters to Washington” (broadcast on Friday, August 13, 2010) — download the interview here or listen to it on the KPFA website (the interview starts at the 37:57 mark) .

READ THE Q&A about the book on Scott Horton’s “No Comment” blog for Harper’s magazine (posted on Friday, July 9, 2010).

READ THE Q&A about the book for the PBS TV and web-newsmagazine Need to Know (posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2010).

LISTEN TO Joshua E. S. Phillips’s interview about the book for The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC (broadcast on Tuesday, June 15, 2010).