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Media Advisory: Symposium on academic freedom

Oct. 10, 2007

What: Prominent scholars will discuss the importance of free expression on campus in two panel discussions that are part of the symposium “In Defense of Academic Freedom.”

When: Friday, October 12, 2-7 p.m., including concluding discussion

Where: Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.

Who: The symposium will be chaired by Tariq Ali, Editor of Verso Books, and a sponsor of the event.

Panelists for the first session, to begin at 2:10 will be Akeel Bilgrami (Columbia University); Noam Chomsky (Massachusetts Institute of Technology); Tony Judt (New York University); John Mearsheimer (University of Chicago).

Panelists for the second session, to begin at 3:30 p.m., are Norman Finkelstein (formerly of DePaul University), Neve Gordon (Ben-Guiron University), Mehrene Larudee (International Studies Program, DePaul University) and Evan Lorendo (DePaul Academic Freedom Committee).

Media wishing to cover the ceremony are invited to sit in a press gallery in the west balcony of Rockefeller Chapel; please enter through the west door. For more information, contact William Harms, (773) 702-8356.

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