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John J. Tierney, Jr. is the Walter Kohler Professor of International Relations at The Institute of World Politics. Dr. Tierney will discuss his new book, The Politics of Peace: What’s Behind the Anti-War Movement? Are the professionally-organized anti-war protests a reaction to the invasion of Iraq or to the Bush administration in general? Is there more to these operations than meets the eye? Dr. Tierney takes a behind-the-scenes look at these timely questions in his newest book. Dr. Tierney explores the pacifist and "anti-war" movements throughout recent American history and shows distinctions between the two protest phenomena. He also investigates the individuals and groups who lead and coordinate the demonstrations, orchestrate media stunts, network across the Internet, and provide the organization and direction to what he describes as a permanent, full-time cadre of professional operatives. Through his research Tierney draws a startling picture of a small number of people devoted to aiding and abetting the enemy -- both during the Cold War and today -- while well-meaning citizens merely provide the unwitting bodies which fill the streets and TV screens. Dr. Jack Tierney currently teaches courses for the Institute for World Politics, such as Order, Force, and Diplomacy: World Politics in Historical Perspective; and Peace, Strategy, and Conflict Resolution. He previously participated in various national security negotiations for the U.S. Government, and served as a Foreign Affairs Officer for the Bureau of Strategic Nuclear Affairs, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.