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Great Minds # 77 | Robert Baer | The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins

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Ilene PRoctor
International Public Relations

Great Minds Salon Series #77

The Perfect Kill by Robert Baer
21 Laws for Assassins

Host: Linda Leibovitch

Address will be given with RSVP

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015, 7:00PM

TICKETS: $25.00 includes dinner and drinks
PDLA and SCADA Members, $20.00


What is the definition of assassination? Robert B. Baer's boss at the CIA once told him, "It's a bullet with a man's name on it." Sometimes assassination is the senseless act of a psychotic, a bloodletting withoug social value. Other times, it can be the sanest and most humane way to change the course of conflict-on bullet, one death, case closed. Assassination has been dramatized by literature and politicized by infamous murders throughout history, and for Robert Baer, one of the most accomplished agents to ever work for the CIA, it's a source of endless fascination, speculation, and intrigue.

Over several decades, Baer served as an operative, from Iraq to New Delhi and beyond; notably, his career was the model for the acclaimed movie Syriana. In The Perfect Kill, he takes us on a serpentine adventure through the history of political murder; its connections to, and differences from, the ubiquitous use of drones in state-sponsored killing; his firsthand experience with political executions; and his decades-long cat-and-mouse hunt, across the Middle East and Europe, for the most effective and deadliest assassin of the modern age. A true maverick with an undeniably captivating personal story, Baer pulls back the curtain on the underbelly of world politics and the quiet murderers who operate on the fringe of our society. Brian Grazer has optioned Bob's latest book, A Perfect Kill for a major motion picture.

Robert Booker "Bob" Baer is an American author and a former CIA case officer who was primarily assigned to the Middle East. He is currently's intelligence colomnist and has contributed to Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Baer is a frequent commentator and author about issues related to international relations, espionage and U.S. foreign policy Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment recently purchased the rights to The Perfect Kill.

Robert B. Baer - Format Hardcover. 336 pages. $27.95


Professor Peter Mathews' life's work involves educating the public on accurate facts and progressive ideas in order to create and expand opportunity in America and the world. That has driven his quest for economic and social justice through the media and his work in the community.

Peter Mathews has spent 30 years as a college and university professor. Peter is a full-time professor of Political Science at Cypress College, and an adjunct Professor of Sociology at Long Beach City College. He has taught at California State University, Fullerton, and is currently a Featured Political Analyst and Contributing Partner on the "Head-On" Radio Show on KEIB AM 1150 in Los Angeles, Peter frequently produces a radio show called "Stand Up for Economic and Social Justice" on Pacifica's radio affiliate KPFK-FM in Los Angeles. During 2012 and 2013, Peter served as a Political Analyst on KTLK Progressive Talk Radio's popular "The David Cruz Show" in Los Angeles, and was a regular political analyst on KNBC-TV Channel 4 News with David Cruz and Kelly Mack. Peterr has also frequented with his expertise on  television stations such as KCBS, KTLA, and radio stations including KPFA, KPFK, KPCC, KNX, and CNN. Recently, Peter gave his analysis of President Obama's State of the Union Address (2015) on BBC-5 Live Breakfast programme. Peter is a contributing columnist for a variety of magazine and newspaper articles. Some of these include, the Long Beach Press Telegram, the Long Beach Register, and the Orange County Register.

Having lived, traveled, taught and conducted research in 27 countries including Brazil, Britain, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Nicaragua, and elsewhere; he has gained first hand knowledge of public policy issues such as healthcare, education, economic development, international relations, and environmental sustainability in these and other societies.

Peter Mathews was the Democratic Party Nominee for the U.S. Congress in 1998 and ran a close race in the Long Beach, California based district, while refusing money from corporate donors.

Peter Mathews' extensive experience has made him an expert in political, social, economic, and diplomatic matters. As such, he has written his first book titled "Dollar Democracy: With Liberty and Justice for Some; How to Reclaim the American Dream for All" which is gaining wide notoriety and acclamation among peers.

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