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"Academic Freedom and the Law" Symposium at NYU, Nov. 13

October 16, 2008
N-101, 2008-09

A symposium on “Academic Freedom and the Law” will take place at New York University on Friday, November 13, at 2 p.m. Hosted by NYU’s Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center, the event will be held at NYU’s Kimmel Center for Student Life, 60 Washington Square South (at LaGuardia Place), room 914. It is free and open to the public. For more information call 212.998.2471or email zk3@nyu.edu.

Chaired by Norman Dorsen, Stokes Professor of Law at the NYU Law School, the event opens with a discussion on “The Constitutional Law of Academic Freedom” with Robert Post, David Boies Professor of Law at Yale University and co-editor of Civil Society and Government. Commenting will be Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

“Academic Freedom in the Wired Age” will be the next topic under discussion with Robert M. O’Neil, University Professor Emeritus and Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Virginia. O’Neil is now director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression. He is the author, most recently, of Academic Freedom in the Wired Age: Political Extremism, Corporate Power, and the University, among many other books. Commenting will be Rachel Levinson Waldman, senior counsel, American Association of University Professors.

The Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center, established in 2007, is housed in NYU’s Tamiment Library, an archive devoted to research on labor history and the history of other progressive political movements. The Center sponsors scholarly research and public programs to raise awareness of threats to intellectual freedom.

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