Tierney to hold open forum

US Representative John F. Tierney will hold an open forum at Salem State University on Tuesday. The free forum is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. in Veterans Hall in the Ellison Campus Center on Lafayette Street, on the university’s North campus. Tierney, a Salem Democrat and a Salem State alumnus, will discuss the crisis in Syria and the neighboring region; veterans affairs; and the National Security Agency and privacy concerns related to its surveillance practices. The forum is being organized by Salem State’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Bates Center for Public Affairs, the Political Science Department, the School of Social Work, and the Peace Institute.