Friday, October 26th, 7pm

The War on Terror

and Academic Freedom

David H. Price will discuss the ways the war on terror is limiting academic freedom and harnessing the production of knowledge for use by military and intelligence agencies. Many attacks on academic freedom are undertaken by groups, such as the American Council of Trustees of Alumni and Campus Watch that focus on students and professors expressing views counter to the Bush administration. Others, such as the Pat Roberts Intelligence Scholars Program and the Intelligence Community Scholars Program, are shifting student funding to secretive scholarship programs funding students as embedded members of intelligence agencies.

David H. Price, an Associate Professor at St. Martin's University, teaches courses on anthropology and social justice. He is writing a three volume series of books examining American anthropologists' interactions with intelligence agencies. The first is Threatening Anthropology: McCarthyism and the FBI's Surveillance of Activist Anthropologists (2004). He has also been published in numerous periodicals.

This event is the second in a 2007 speaker series sponsored by United for Peace of Pierce County.

Cost / Admission
free

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Contact Info
United for Peace of Pierce County
ufppctacoma@yahoo.com
253-573-1504/ 253-535-7219
Location
King's Books
218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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academics, university, war