Loyola University Maryland welcomes best-selling author, military veteran, and accomplished businessman Brian Haig for “How Fiction has Changed Human History,” on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 at 7 p.m. in the 4th Floor Program Room in the Andrew White Student Center on the University’s North Charles Street campus. The presentation is part of the Alpha Sigma Nu lecture series and is free and open to the public.
Haig will discuss the impact of fiction on how readers understand their political and social worlds and how this understanding can shape their conduct and our future. A reception and meet and greet with Haig will follow the lecture.
Haig is the son of former Secretary of State Gen. Alexander M. Haig and nephew of Rev. Frank Haig, S.J., professor emeritus of physics at Loyola and Gen. Haig’s younger brother. A $1 million gift from the estate of Gen. Haig was given to Loyola in February 2011 to create the Alexander M. Haig, Jr., Endowment Fund for Science, Faith, and Culture.
Haig spent 22 years on active duty in the U.S. Army, which included four years as the special assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff before retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1997. He then went on to become a director and then president of Erickson AirCrane, manufacturer and operator of the world's largest heavy helicopter fleet. He also spent a year as president of International Business Communications, a B2B internet company for the sale of aviation parts.
His first novel, Secret Sanction, was published in 2001 and was a national and Washington Post bestseller. His second novel, Mortal Allies, was released in 2002; his third, The Kingmaker, in January 2003; and his fourth, Private Sector, in September 2003. He now writes full time, and works as a Fox News military contributor. His most recent novel, The Capitol Game, was published in 2010 and is a New York Times bestseller.
Haig has a B.S. from the United States Military Academy, a master’s in public administration from Harvard University, and a master’s in government from Georgetown University. His military awards include Airborne wings and the Ranger tab, two Legions of Merit, and the Distinguished Service Medal.
Alpha Sigma Nu is the honor society of Jesuit colleges and universities and recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding qualities of scholarship, service, and loyalty.
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