Tuesday October 7, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 12:50 PM PDT
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USC School of Social Work, City Center 
1149 S. Hill St.
11th Floor, Classroom C
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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There and Back: From Captivity to Leadership 

A discussion with Maj. Gen. Giora Romm (Ret.), Israeli POW and leader

Please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 11:30 a.m. as Maj. Gen. Giora Romm (Ret.), an Israeli prisoner of war (POW), discusses his experiences in captivity and his journey toward leadership. Eyal Fruchter, USC School of Social Work visiting scholar and former head of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Mental Health Division, will also discuss how treatment of POWs has changed over the years.

Maj. Gen. Romm served in the Israeli Air Force for 33 years, holding a variety of flight roles and senior command and staff positions, including as deputy commander of the IDF Air Force and Defense Attaché to the United States. In 1969, Romm was a prisoner of war in Egypt. He has written a couple books about his experience, including Tulip Four, which won a 2009 Yitchak Sade prize for military literature, and the recently published Solitary: The Crash, Captivity and Comeback of an Ace Fighter Pilot.

**This is a secure building. Please RSVP so your name can be added to a guest list and arrive early to allow time to clear security.