Sunday, August 26, 2007

Academics to protest bigotry and discrimination at DePaul University

DePaul University has just violated its contract with eminent MiddleEast scholar Dr. Norman G. Finkelstein this Friday, refusing to lethim come back and teach his classes during his final, terminal year,and further undermining academic freedom at the university.

Internationally renowned scholars Noam Chomsky, John Mearsheimer, TonyJudt, Akeel Bilgrami, and Neve Gordon are all scheduled to speak at theUniversity of Chicago in October on this matter of academic freedom, inlight of the controversial tenure denial of the prominent Middle Eastscholar at Chicago's DePaul University.

The event is to be hosted by Tariq Ali and is presented by DePaul'sAcademic Freedom Committee, Diskord Journal (University of Chicago)and Verso Books.Two Press Releases with more information on each matter are attachedto this email.

Daniel Klimek
Press Secretary
Academic Freedom Committee
DePaul University(773)