Alumnus Josh Lockman Leads an Upper School Debate

02/19/15 02:52:pm
| Category: Alumni

Mirman alumnus Josh Lockman '89-'96 visited Mirman School on February 18 to lead a discussion and student debate on the politics of the Middle East, and the role of the United States in the fight against terrorism.

Josh explains:

This is a very diverse region, and each country, even within each country, is battling their own set of problems. There is no 'one size fits all' solution.

Mirman students packed Mr. Peter Brady's LEAP class to take part in the session. Farid A. (US3) was impressed with the way that Josh moderated the debate portion. He liked that the arguments presented on both sides utilized logical reasoning and were without the emotional charge so frequently associated with this controversial topic. Conor B. (US1) found the entire experience "enlightening" and mentions that he "learned a lot about the situation in the Middle East."

Josh Lockman is a Lecturer in Law at USC Law, where he teaches international law and U.S. foreign policy. He has been interviewed by Al Jazeera and the Los Angeles Times, and has been published in the Huffington Post and Foreign Policy Digest.

Check out a video excerpt, some photos, and a clip of Josh's recent appearance on CNN!

Setting Up the Debate

Later that day...

After the debate, Josh headed over to CNN to make an appearance on 'Outfront' to discuss the situation in Libya: