Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Daniel Ellsberg Lecture Launches Conference on 1968

This year, the Humanities Institute will be sponsoring a series of free public lectures and discussions on issues connected to its 2008-9 theme: "Ethical Life in a Global Society." There is an exciting upcoming lecture and conference next week on the UT campus that will explore the meanings, the national and global impacts, the icons, and the myths of that watershed year in 20th century history: 1968. The conference kicks off on Tuesday, October 7 with a lecture by Daniel Ellsberg, the State Department official turned antiwar activist who famously leaked the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times. Entitled "Secrecy and Presidential Wars: Lessons of '68," Dr. Ellsberg's lecture will take place at 7:30 pm. in the Jessen Auditorium on 21st St. This lecture--and a Friday evening reading by former Black Panther activist Kathleen Cleaver of her 1968 memoir, "Memories of Love and War"--is free, but ticketed. Tickets for both are available at Intellectual Property Bookstore on a first-come, first-serve basis, starting 1 October.

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