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Lecture set on free speech in wartime, Nov. 1

"Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime" is the title of an address to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Geoffrey Stone, the Harry Kalven Jr. Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, will speak. He has written numerous publications that have addressed matters concerning freedom of speech, freedom of religion, academic freedom, law enforcement's use of secret agents and informants, the Supreme Court and the FBI.

Stone's recent book, "Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime From the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism," discusses -- from both a historical and present-day perspective -- the ramifications that periods of national crisis have had on civil liberties, and how measures taken in response to those situations have usurped the underpinnings of the Constitution.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Program in Law and Public Affairs .

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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