BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Merrimack//NONSGML v1.0//EN X-WR-CALNAME:Merrimack Events BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20130310T070000 RDATE:20130310T070000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:STANDARD TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20131103T060000 RDATE:20131103T060000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20131004T150000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20131004T163000 LOCATION:Sakowich Campus Center - Murray Lounge GEO:42.6689;-71.12441 SUMMARY:Forum: AAUP presents "Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court\, Academic Freedom\, and the Anti-Communist Purge" DESCRIPTION:In the 1950s\, teachers and professors across the nation were the targets of intensive investigations into their political beliefs and associations.  Those who refused to cooperate were fired.  It was not until 1967 that the Supreme Court finally brought an end to a long era of political repression and heresy hunts\, and announced that academic freedom is "a special concern of the First Amendment."  Marjorie Heins will discuss the history\, the personal stories\, and the implications for today's political struggles\, as told in her new book\, Priests of Our Democracy.  She is the founding director of the Free Expression Policy Project (FEPP).  A civil liberties lawyer\, author\, and teacher\, she serves on the AAUP's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure and is the author of four previous books.\n\n Refreshments will be served.\n\n  \n\n Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science. X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

\n In the 1950s, teachers and professors across the nation were the targets of intensive investigations into their political beliefs and associations.  Those who refused to cooperate were fired.  It was not until 1967 that the Supreme Court finally brought an end to a long era of political repression and heresy hunts, and announced that academic freedom is "a special concern of the First Amendment."  Marjorie Heins will discuss the history, the personal stories, and the implications for today's political struggles, as told in her new book, Priests of Our Democracy.  She is the founding director of the Free Expression Policy Project (FEPP).  A civil liberties lawyer, author, and teacher, she serves on the AAUP's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure and is the author of four previous books.\n

\n Refreshments will be served.\n

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\n Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science.\n

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\nPanelists: C. Alexa Abowitz\, V.P. for Administration and General Counsel
\nGeraldine S. Brance\, Professor of English
\nMarguerite P. Kane\, Professor of Political Science
\nCharles F. Tontar\, Professor of Economics END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR