To Paraphrase War Criminal Secretary Henry Kissinger: The March 29 Horowitz-Kirstein Debate “is at Hand.”

Here is a preview of the format.
PNK will speak against the war for 15 minutes.
DH will speak in favour of the war for 15 minutes.

PNK will make a comment/question to Mr Horowitz and he shall respond.
DH will make a comment/question to Professor Kirstein and he shall respond.
This is scheduled for 5 minutes.

DH will speak on the topic of teaching the Iraq war in the classroom for 15 minutes.
PNK will speak on the topic of teaching the Iraq war in the classroom for 15 minutes.

It is reasonable to assume that one or more of the following areas of analysis will constitute significant exploration of this topic.
1) When is it appropriate for a professor to discuss the war in her classes?
2) Should some professors never discuss the Iraq war during class?
3) If appropriate, under any circumstances, for a professor to discuss the Iraq war in his class, is it appropriate for a professor to articulate an opinion on the war?
4) Can a professor express an opinion on the war not only in class with students but also outside of class?
5) Is it appropriate for professors to engage in public advocacy on the war through organizing, group identification and extramural utterances?

DH will make a comment/question to Mr Horowitz and he shall respond.
PNK will make a comment/question to Professor Kirstein and he shall respond.
This is scheduled for 5 minutes.

Audience participation for up to 30 minutes.

During this event there will be a robust and strict enforcement of audience rules of conduct, so that the speakers will be able, without hindrance in a democracy, to speak freely on topics that affect our lives. A university is a place where open debate on issues must occur in the spirit of academic freedom and respect for free speech.

This entry was posted in A: Kirstein Academic Freedom Case, Iraq, Af-Pak War. Bookmark the permalink.