|April 27, 2005|
Panelists announced for World Press Freedom Day discussion hosted by Graham School
The University of Chicago Graham School of General Studies and the Chicago Sister Cities International Program announce the participants for a panel discussion “International Law and Free Speech” celebrating United Nations-declared World Press Freedom Day, May 3. Richard Longworth, Executive Director of Global Chicago and former Senior Writer for the Chicago Tribune moderates the panel discussion, which brings together several perspectives on the intersection of international law and free speech. Panelists include Julie Sell, Midwest Bureau Chief, The Economist magazine; Jerome McDonnell, host of Worldview on Chicago Public Radio; Adam Samaha, Associate Professor, University of Chicago Law School, and William Spence, Senior Partner, Freeborn and Peters LLP and Co-Chair of the China Committee of the Chicago Sister Cities International Program.
The event takes place at 6:00p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, World Press Freedom Day, at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center located at 450 N. Cityfront Plaza near Grand and Michigan Avenues. A lively question and answer session with the audience follows the discussion. Admission is $25 and includes beverages and light hors d'oeuvres. To register, please call 800-997-9689. Online registration is available at www.grahamschool.uchicago.edu.
The discussion is third in a series of four co-sponsored by the two organizations under the title “Spotlight on the International Press.” The series examines current domestic and international freedom of expression issues. The fourth and final discussion, “Surfers and Bloggers: How the Web Connects the World and Influences Corporate Media,” takes place July 12. Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune moderates.
The University of Chicago Graham School is the Chicago area's leading university-based provider of quality personal and professional education, in both credit and noncredit formats, for adults. For more information about specific courses and programs, please call (800) 997-9689 or visit www.grahamschool.uchicago.edu.
Operating under the auspices of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Chicago Sister Cities International Program is dedicated to promoting economic, educational and cultural exchanges between Chicago and its 24 Sister Cities. For more information about the Chicago Sister Cities International Program, please call (312) 744-8074 or visit www.chicagosistercities.org.
The Chicago Sister Cities International Program acknowledges the generous support of its Corporate Partners: A. Epstein and Sons International, Inc., LLC, Ariel Capital Management, Burrell Realty, Freeborn & Peters, Hudson News Company, MB Financial Bank, Mesirow Financial, Motorola, Neal, Murdock & Leroy LLC, Park Hyatt Chicago, R4 Services, Sara Lee Corporation, Seyfarth Shaw, United Airlines, and Walgreen Corporation.
Since 1993, the United Nations General Assembly has declared May 3 World Press Freedom Day to acknowledge that an independent, free and pluralistic press is an essential component to any democratic society.
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