Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Schedule for DePaul Academic Freedom Conference, Feb. 1-2

The schedule for the academic freedom conference at DePaul University in Chicago has been released (I'll be giving a paper on Saturday at the event).

DePaul Lincoln Park Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield, Chicago
Day 1 - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 6:00pm -9:00pm
Introduction with Keynote Speaker – 6:00 pm
Sara Roy, Harvard University political economist

The Role of the Activist Professor – 7:00 pm
Featuring Panelists:
-Bill Ayers, Professor, College of Education, University of Illinois – Chicago
-Ken Butigan, Ph.D., author, professor and peace activist
-Robert Jensen, Professor, School of Journalism, University of Texas
-Marcy Newman, Visiting Professor at the Center for American Studies and Research at the American University of Beirut and a Fellow at the Initiative for Middle East Policy Dialogue

Day 2 – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Academic Freedom and the Way Forward – 11:00 am
Featuring Panelists:
-Mark Ellis, University Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at Baylor University
-Peter Kirstein, Professor, Department of History, Saint Xavier University
-Joel Kovel, Distinguished Professor, Department of Social Studies, Bard College

Paper Presentations – 2:00 pm
Documentary Film presented by Director: Landrum Bolling, Director, Mercy Corps

Paper Presentations - 3:30 pm

Academic Freedom and Middle East Studies – 5:00 pm
Featuring Panelists:
-As'ad AbuKhalil, Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, California State University
-Juan Cole, Professor, Department of History, University of Michigan;
-Mark Levine
-Peter Novick, Professor (Emeritus), Department of History, University of Chicago

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1 comment:

Marcy Newman said...

Point of clarification: I am no longer at the American University of Beirut. I am at Boise State University.