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The Meryl Norton Hearst Chair in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the American Democracy Project/Office of the Provost proudly present:
Constitution DayLess Safe, Less Free: The Constitution and the War on TerrorLecture by Jules Lobel, J.D., Vice President of the Center for Constitutional Rights and Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh
Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 7 p.m. Curris Business Building, Room 109 (John Deere Auditorium)University of Northern IowaReception and book signing follows presentation.
Additional Opportunities with Jules Lobel:A Conversation with students:“Ethics in the Practice of Law and Other Professions”Thursday, September 1812:45-1:45 p.m., Towers Seminar Room, Second Floor
Lecture:“The Commander in Chief, Congress and the Conduct of War”Thursday, September 187 p.m., Sabin 102
About the Speaker:Professor Jules Lobel is Vice President of the Center for Constitutional Rights, which is leading the legal representation of prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, and Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh, from which he has received separate Distinguished Teacher, Scholar and Public Service Awards. His books include Less Safe, Less Free: Why America is Losing the War Against Terror, Success Without Victory: Lost Legal Battles and the Long Road to Justice in America, and A Less Than Perfect Union: Alternative Perspectives on the Constitution. Professor Lobel’s cases have included challenging the Reagan administration’s funding of the Contras in Nicaragua, battling President Clinton’s attempt to go to war in Yugoslavia without Congressional approval, suing over the post 9/11 deportation to Syria of a Syrian Canadian who changed planes at John F. Kennedy Airport, and taking on the military and President Bush’s so-called “stop-loss” policy, which requires soldiers to serve beyond their enlistment contracts.
All events are free and open to the public.
Co-Sponsored by:Meryl Norton Hearst Chair Department of Philosophy and World ReligionsCollege of Humanities and Fine Arts Department of Political ScienceAmerican Democracy Project, Office of the Provost Sociology Club
For more information:Call the Department of Philosophy & World Religions at 273-6221 or Harry Brod at 273-2693.
Constitution Day exhibits also on display at Rod Library.