Michael Andregg is the author of On the Causes of War, and the producer of Rethinking 9/11: Why Truth and Reconciliation are Better Strategies Than Global War.
Michael Andregg received his Ph.D. in behavior genetics from the University of California at Davis in 1977 after completing a triple-major bachelor’s degree (in genetics, zoology and anthropology). He studied monkeys in Morocco between the bachelor’s and the Ph.D., and has had an interdisciplinary life ever since.
After two years of postdoctoral research at the University of Minnesota hospitals, he focused on the causes of war since war is a much larger public health hazard than rare diseases. He has taught at Macalester and Gustavus Adolphus Colleges, and is currently a professor in Justice and Peace at the University of St. Thomas. He also teaches in the University of Minnesota graduate school (since 1998) and undergraduate since 1981. He started an education non-profit in 1982 called Ground Zero Minnesota, which has produced 57 television programs and sponsored several thousand educational programs in schools, churches, and civic groups.
Andregg’s book, “On the Causes of War” won a National Peacewriting Award in 1999, has been reprinted twice, republished in Canada and has been translated into Italian. He is on the boards of the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations and the Hawkinson Foundation for Peace and Justice.
For the last several years he has studied spies focusing on issues of intelligence reform, has arranged over twenty panels for spy conferences in various parts of the world, edited a reader on intelligence ethics that has been used by the CIA and DIA, and was recently selected to write the chapter on ethics for a textbook on Intelligence Studies (2007).
In 2006 he won a “golden candle” award for bringing light to dark corners of the intelligence community. His latest project is “Rethinking 9/11: Why Truth and Reconciliation are Better Strategies Than Global War” resulting in a TV documentary released in February, 2008 with that title.
I met Michael in Minneapolis at the National Conference on Media Reform and we agreed that 9/11 was a special operation designed to initiate a "global war." This show will look at ways that we can prevent the expansion of the current "War on Terrorism" into a global war.
I have been thinking/working on this for a long time and finally posted a rebuttal to Sun Tzu and the military paradigm which has dominated the planet for the past several thousand years at- The Art of War by Sun Tzu - The Art of Life by Carol brouillet.