Despite the general conservatism in American higher education, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, this conference may end the war–it would be nice but I concede is of minimal probability–and create an awareness in academia of its historic mission to act as citizens committed to peace, justice and humanitarianism.
Defending Democracy and Civil Liberties, 3:30 – 5:15
Chair: Ben Alpers, University of Oklahoma
Jeffrey Kerr-Richie, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, The Empire Strikes Back: 7/7 and the British War in Iraq
Peter Neil Kirstein, St. Xavier University, Campus to Courts: The Silencing of the Left in Wartime
Saul Landau, Media and War (not yet confirmed)
Jana Lipman, Yale University, Guantánamo: Legal Debates, Human Rights, and Labor
FRI-SUN – 17-19 Feb: Historians Against the War Come to Austin!
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