March 11, 2010
David Cole, Noted law Professor and Columnist, to give the Keynote
Join NYU’s Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center to address legal affairs and human rights surrounding Guantanamo. This conference will take place on Friday, April 16th, at NYU’s Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th Street, Theater 102 (between University Place and Greene Street) from 9:30 am – 4:30pm. Following the conclusion of the last panel, a reception will take place at the Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South (between LaGuardia and Thompson), 2nd Floor commuter lounge.
WHO: NYU’s Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center
WHAT: Day-long Conference: “Guantanamo and International Human Rights”
WHERE: Conference, NYU’s Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street (between University Place and Green Street)
Reception, Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South (between LaGuardia and Thompson), 2nd Floor commuter lounge
WHEN: Friday, April 16th, 9:30 am – 4:30pm
For more information and to RSVP, email RSVP@library.nyu.edu or call 212-992-7050.
Conference Program Schedule:
9:30 am Keynote Address
10:00 am Guantanamo and the Law
11:30 am Guantanamo on the Ground; The Human Cost
1:30 pm Lunch on your own
3:00 pm Dismantling Guantanamo: What Have We Learned, If Anything?
5:00 pm Reception Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South (between LaGuardia and Thompson), 2nd Floor commuter lounge
About the Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center: The origins of the Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center at the Tamiment Library date from 1998 when Hebert Kurz approached Dr. Debra Bernhardt, then head of the Tamiment Library, about establishing an academic freedom archive at New York University in memory of his uncle, Frederic Ewen. Mr. Kurz saw that the struggle for intellectual and academic freedom was part of the larger history of the American Left documented by the Tamiment Library. The Frederic Ewen papers came to NYU in early 1999 and became the core collection of a wide-ranging academic freedom archive. Tamiment sought to build on this acquisition and identify other collections of institutional records and personal papers relating to academic freedom. The first phase of this project was a survey of collections in the New York area. This was quickly followed by the acquisition of a number of important archives including the papers of Morris Schappes; the records of the National Lawyers Guild; the records of the Boudin and Rabinowitz law firm; and the papers of Victor Rabinowitz, Irving Adler, and Sam Wallach. In 2006, NYU launched the Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center to make these collections accessible for research and to facilitate discourse on the subject of academic freedom. The center sponsors an annual research fellowship, an annual conference, occasional symposia, and book talks.
Type: Press Release
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