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Nelson Mandela’s prison guard to speak at Bridgewater College on Nov. 15

Afrikaner Christo Brand – one of the men who guarded Nelson Mandela for 12 years in a South African prison and who became the future South African president’s confidant and accomplice – will speak at Bridgewater College on Sunday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m., in Cole Hall. The event is free and open to the public.


The need for a truth and reconciliation process

The killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have sparked a national outcry to end the epidemic of police brutality against black men. I believe our greatest hope lies in creating a truth and reconciliation process.

State Department security operative to speak at Bridgewater College Dec. 1

Bridgewater College alumnus Douglas Allison’s security and law enforcement career with the United States Department of State places him at important spots in history.

Andy Schmookler: Dispirited Liberal America

Some of my liberal friends say they have lost all hope for American democracy, and a great many others act as if they had.

Chris Graham: We almost let JFK happen again

Whatever you believe happened in Dallas 50 years ago, this much most of us can agree on. Dallas police and the Secret Service failed to protect the President of the United States, and that failure led directly to his assassination. So you’re thinking, We’ve certainly learned our lessons since JFK. We’re not going to ever again let POTUS get into a situation where buildings on a motorcade route haven’t been swept.