Harvey Silverglate Speaking at Brandeis University Tonight

March 12, 2008

FIRE’s co-founder and chairman, Harvey Silverglate, will be speaking to students and faculty at Brandeis University tonight at 8:00 p.m. In the midst of the controversy surrounding Professor Donald Hindley and the Brandeis administration’s lack of concern for its faculty’s academic freedom, Harvey will be giving a sorely needed lecture entitled "The Death of Free Speech, Parody, and Vigorous Debate on Campus: Why Has It Happened, and What Is to Be Done?" Demonstrating the broad appeal of this issue, the presentation is co-sponsored by a wide range of student organizations: the College Republicans, the College Democrats, the Brandeis Academic Debate and Speech Society, and Gen Ed Now. It will take place in the Shapiro Multipurpose Room. Admission is free, and Q & A will follow Harvey’s lecture. For more information, contact Amanda Hecker at ahecker@brandeis.edu.