San Diego Partners in Crime is proud to welcome Ron Niezen on February 11 at 2:00 pm, Pacific Time. Ron will talk about war crimes investigation, drawing from Libya, West Africa, and the January 6 insurgency. He’ll also touch on how AI-driven digital methods are finding their way into ordinary police work. And how all this relates to his upcoming novel about to be published.

Niezen is a Distinguished James McGill Professor in Anthropology and an Associate Member of the Faculty of Law at McGill University. He is currently teaching at the Kroc Center for Peace Studies and at San Diego State University. An anthropologist by training and profession, he has done fieldwork on violent conflict and insecurity in many countries. He’s also an expert on indigenous rights movements in Canada, Europe, and Africa. Niezen has published ten nonfiction books that investigate such issues as digital security, surveillance, and human rights. Much of that research used the open source investigation he will talk about.

The Memory Seeker is his first book of fiction. When Dutch-Canadian Peter Dekker is hired as an investigator by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, he has no inkling of the war crimes that lie in his own family’s history. He must travel to Timbuktu to uncover the dark history of murder, revenge, and collaboration with the Nazis.

Ron will be interviewed by our own Carl Vonderau, award-winning thriller author and chapter president.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Feb 11, 2023 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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