Local surgeon to hold book, terror discussion | SierraSun.com

Local surgeon to hold book, terror discussion

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. ” Squaw Valley’s Dr. Philip Lisagor will discuss the global war on terror as it relates to themes in historic literature for the Squaw Valley Institute audience on Sept. 11.

“Not only will Dr. Lisagor share with us his views on the current situation of the global war on terror and possible remedies, he will also discuss some important and related themes from the great books,” said John Wilcox, president of the Squaw Valley Institute.

These books range from works written by Greek historians to modern writers of warfare. Topics will come from Herodotus and Thucydides, Clausevitz, Keegan, Victor Davis Hansen, T.E. Lawrence and “The New Army Marine Corps Field Manual of Counterinsurgency Warfare.”

“Dr. Lisagor is a well-known and highly respected local and has extensive and recent experiences in Iraq,” Wilcox said.

A longtime resident of Squaw Valley and Verdi, Nev., Lisagor is a thoracic surgeon and serves as chief of surgery at the Reno Veterans Administration. He has served 24 years in the U.S. Army and was deployed to Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and twice to Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was chief of surgery at the Jersey City Medical Center on Sept. 11, 2001, which was the second busiest hospital on that day.

For more information about this event and Squaw Valley Institute, visit http://www.squawvalleyinstitute.org or call (530) 581-3022.

Presented by: The Squaw Valley Institute

When: Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Resort at Squaw Creek

Donations: $10 requested per person; Free to children younger than 12 and students with identification.

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