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"...freedom to think as you will and to speak as you think are means indispensable to the discovery and spread of political truth."

Justice Louis D. Brandeis

"The protection of academic and intellectual freedoms requires a constant reminder of their value and vulnerability. To provide for that reminder, the Faculty of the University of Michigan hereby resolves to establish an Annual Senate Lecture on Academic and on Intellectual Freedom..."

University of Michigan
Senate Assembly Resolution
Adopted November 19, 1990

The Academic Freedom Lecture Fund is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible under IRS regulations.  No goods or services are provided to the contributors.


Academic Freedom Lecture Fund
P. O. Box 4152
Ann Arbor
, Michigan   48106-4152

Twenty-Sixth Annual
University of Michigan Senate's
Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on
Academic and Intellectual Freedom

Marc Rotenberg

Marc Rotenberg

President, Electronic Privacy Information Center

Professor of Law
Georgetown Law School

The Misunderstood Right to Be Forgotten:
The Future of Free Expression and Privacy
in the Online World

Click here to to learn more about Marc Rotenberg

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 4:00 p.m.

Honigman Auditorium, 100 Hutchins Hall
625 South State Street
University of Michigan Law School


The 2016 Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom is sponsored by the Academic Freedom Lecture Fund, American Association of University Professors University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Chapter and Michigan Conference, the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs and an Anonymous Donor.  This lecture is free and open to the public.

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