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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..."and on Intellectual Freedom..."

University of Michigan
Senate Assembly Resolution
Adopted November 19, 1990

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

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

Marjorie Heins

Marjorie Heins

Founding Director
Free Expression Policy Project

Priests of Our Democracy:
The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge"

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 4:00 p.m.

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

Click here to to learn more about Marjorie Heins.

The 2013 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,  University of Michigan: Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice President for Communications, Law School, Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, Institute for the Humanities, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs and an Anonymous Donor.  This lecture is free and open to the public.

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