Mahajan graduated from Caltech with a B.A. in mathematics in 1992 and received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas, Austin, in 2002. An activist since 1994, he has worked on social and political issues ranging from corporate globalization to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Mahajan has served in leadership positions in a number of national organizations including Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace group, and the National Network to End the War on Iraq. He has written over 50 articles and op-ed pieces for publications such as USA Today, the Houston Chronicle, and the online magazine, Znet. His most recent book is Full Spectrum Dominance: U.S. Power in Iraq and Beyond. Mahajan's previous book was The New Crusade: America's War on Terrorism.
This is the fifth year for the Social Activism Speaker Series, which focuses attention on current social and political issues by inviting prominent activists to share their experiences and perspectives with the Caltech community and the public. This series is coordinated with the help of the Caltech Y, and is made possible by contributions from the Moore–Hufstedler Fund, Student Affairs, the Alumni Association, Campus Life, the Diversity Program Fund, the Graduate Student Council, Jack and Edith Roberts, and the Associated Students of Caltech.
Baxter Lecture Hall is located in the center of the Caltech campus. Parking is available in the lots south of Del Mar Boulevard between Wilson and Chester Avenues, and in the Wilson Avenue parking structures between San Pasqual Street and Del Mar Boulevard.
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