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“Academic Freedom in the Age of Permanent Warfare” Conference at NYU, Apr. 3-4

February 28, 2008
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A two-day conference, “Academic Freedom in the Age of Permanent Warfare,” will take place at New York University on Thursday and Friday, April 3 and 4. Hosted by NYU’s Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center, the conference opens on Thursday evening, April 3, at 5 p.m., with Yeshiva University Professor Ellen Schrecker speaking on “The Squeaky Wheels Go Round Again: Academic Freedom After 9/11.” This plenary session will be held in NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South.

On Friday, April 4, beginning at 9 a.m., the conference, which is free and open to the public, will continue at NYU’s Wasserman Center, 133 E. 13th Street, 2nd floor (between Third and Fourth Avenues).For further information, visit www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/tam/ewen.html. To make a reservation, call 212.992.7050 or email RSVP@library.nyu.edu.

NYU President John Sexton opens the Friday conference with reflections on the worldwide state of academic freedom. Roger Bowen, from the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows Program, provides the keynote address, and additional panels include “Academic Freedom: Theory & Practice”; “Academic Freedom & the Question of Israel and Palestine”; “Labor & the Corporate University”; and “The High Schools.”

Speakers include: NYU Professor of Law Norman Dorsen, former head of the ACLU; Joan Scott, Institute of Advanced Study; Zachary Lockman, NYU professor of Middle Eastern Studies; NYU Professor Tony Judt; journalist and author Jennifer Washburn; Deborah Almontaser, founding principal, Kahlil Gibran International Academy; and Joel Westheimer, University of Ottawa. The Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center sponsors scholarly research and public programs to raise awareness of threats to intellectual freedom. It was established in 2007 by Honorary Chair Herbert Kurz and is housed in NYU’s Tamiment Library, an archive devoted to research on labor history and the history of progressive and radical political movements.

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