Saul Landau, an internationally-known scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker, is the Director of Digital Media Programs and International Outreach at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He has made 40 films, including the recent Syria: Between Iraq and aHard Place. He received the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award, the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting, and the First Amendment Award, as well as an Emmy for Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang. He has written fourteen books including his most recent, The Pre-emptive Empire:A Guide to Bush's Kingdom, and received an Edgar Allen Poe Award for Assassination on Embassy Row, a report on the murder of Orlando Letelier. He is currently working on a detective novel.