Kirstein to Give Paper and Talk on 2002 Suspension Academic Freedom Case

I will be presenting a paper on my suspension and its implications for shared governance and academic freedom at a conference on Shared Governance and Workshops in Washington, DC this Saturday, October 27 at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel from 1:45-3:45.


THE HUB Paper Panel: Challenges to Shared Governance: A Case Study and TheDifficulties at HBCUs

Ten Years On: The Kirstein Suspension Case, Shared Governance and Academic Freedom.

Peter Kirstein (Vice President, Illinois Conference of AAUP, Saint Xavier University)

Ten years ago, Peter N. Kirstein was sanctioned in a highly controversial academic freedom suspension case. It resulted from an antiwar e-mail response to an Air Force Academy cadet. This paper will focus on shared governance challenges arising from the case and the contrasts between FIRE and AAUP engagement.

Then I will be speaking at North Park University at the Illinois fall meeting of the American Association of University Professors.

Illinois American Association of University Professors

Fall Conference
Saturday, November 3, 2012
North Park University, Magnuson Campus Center 5000 N. Spaulding, Chicago, 11am-3pm, Free

Fall Meeting Schedule:

11am: Peter N. Kirstein, St. Xavier University, “Ten Years On: The Kirstein Suspension Case and Academic Freedom.”

Noon: Lunch (on your own, campus cafeteria)

1pm: Leo Welch, Southwestern Illinois College, “Legislative Initiatives Impacting Higher Education in Illinois.”

2pm: Michael Grossman, past president of the University of Illinois Senates Conference and Ken Andersen, University of Illinois, “Shared Governance in the 21st Century.”

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