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Marco Reininger
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Marco Reininger is an International Security scholar, actor, and screenwriter. In 2011/2012 he worked in Afghanistan, gathering and analyzing complex socio-cultural data to aid policy makers, military forces, diplomats, and NGOs. He conducted a Counterinsurgency and population-centric research project to support his studies at Columbia University. Since returning stateside, Marco completed a 7-week program at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, is co-writing several feature films, and regularly acts on stage, film, and television. Having served in Afghanistan with the US Army, Marco is a veterans advocate, passionate about making the voice of veterans heard nationally in media, film, and print. In this capacity Marco served as a spokesperson and Legislative Fellow for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). Marco resides in New York City, NY.

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The 'Taverna Du Liban' Bombing -- An Eleventh Hour Wakeup Call

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 7:06 AM

For most people Friday's bombing was probably a blip on the international news radar screen, if they noticed at all. For me this one hit home. For two reasons.

First, I spent many a pleasant hour in what truly was an oasis in the often dreary, razor-wire...

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ROTC at Columbia University: Regarding the Heckling of a Veteran

(58) Comments | Posted February 22, 2011 | 12:12 PM

Heckling a speaker -- veteran or not -- during a public hearing intended to further dialogue and constructive debate is, simply put, childish. It is particularly disappointing when the hecklers are members of the Columbia University community, an institution that prides itself with its spirit of free speech, toleration and...

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