University of San Diego School of Law
Advocate Fall 2017 Issue

Analyzing “Our War”

Michael Ledeen Gives 2016 Bowes-Madison Distinguished Speaker Lecture

In November 2016, Michael Ledeen (left) gave the Joan E. Bowes-James Madison Distinguished Speaker lecture and spoke on his new book, Field of Fight: How to Win the War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies. Ledeen is a Freedom Scholar at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and is an internationally renowned expert on Iran, Iraq, terrorism and international security.

Continuing a family passion for learning, longtime La Jolla resident and civic activist Joan E. Bowes established the Joan E. Bowes-James Madison Distinguished Speaker Series through the School of Law to inspire law students and other members of the San Diego community and promote the open exchange of ideas. Bearing the name of James Madison—fourth president of the United States and “Father of the Constitution”—this annual series brings distinguished speakers from the fields of law, diplomacy, government and politics to USD .