Coleen Rowley, a Time Magazine 'Person of the Year' in 2002, Speaks to Class Today

The Justice and Peace Studies program will join a Sociology and Criminal Justice “Police and Society” class to hear former career FBI agent Coleen Rowley speak this afternoon about “Balancing Public Safety and Civil Liberties.”

Coleen Rowley

Coleen Rowley

Rowley made the cover of Time Magazine in 2002 as one of three “People of the Year” for raising issues to the U.S. Congress about FBI processing of tips and evidence prior to the events of 9/11. She also taught constitutional law and evidence procedures to agents of the regional FBI headquarters where she was the staff attorney for 13 years.

Rowley will speak from 2:55 to 4:35 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, in Room 108, the O'Shaughnessy Room (also known as "the Leather Room"), located behind Coffee Bené, in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center.

Students, faculty and staff from the St. Thomas community are welcome to attend as well, but note that Rowley's talk is a classroom educational event not a public program.

For more information call Michael Andregg, (651) 962-5920, before 11 a.m., or (651) 962-5907 after 11 a.m.