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Oct. 22, 2004

 

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
Noam Chomsky to deliver 2004 Davis, Markert, Nickerson Academic and Intellectual Freedom Lecture

DATE: 4 p.m. Oct. 28, 2004

EVENT: Noam Chomsky, institute professor and professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the 14th Davis, Markert, Nickerson Academic and Intellectual Freedom Lecture. His topic: "Illegal but Legitimate: A Dubious Doctrine for the Times."

Chomsky has written and lectured widely on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, contemporary issues, international affairs and United States foreign policy. His works include: "At War with Asia"; "For Reasons of State"; "Peace in the Middle East?"; and "Reflections on Language."

The lecture series was established in 1990 by the Faculty Senate Advisory committee for University Affairs to honor three University of Michigan faculty members, Chandler Davis, Clement Markert and Mark Nickerson, who in 1954 were called to testify before a Congressional Committee on Un-American Activities. All invoked Constitutional rights and refused to answer committee questions about their political associations. For these actions, the three were suspended and Nickerson was denied the summer portion of his fiscal year salary. Subsequent hearings and committee actions at U-M resulted in different outcomes. Markert was reinstated; Nickerson, a tenured professor, and Davis were dismissed from the University.

PLACE: Honigman Auditorium, 100 Hutchins Hall, University of Michigan Law School, Central Campus
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CONTACT: Peggy Hollingsworth, (734) 769-0376, pjholl@umich.edu

SPONSORS: Office of the President
Academic Freedom Lecture Fund
American Association of University Professors/U-M Ann Arbor Chapter
Office of the Vice President for Communications
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Department of Linguistics
Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs

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