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New Yorker's Mark Danner to Lecture on Torture and Human Rights
Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 7:00pm

The Portland Center for Cultural Studies presents a lecture,
"Into the Light of Day: Torture, Human Rights, and Bush's State of
Exception" by Mark Danner, professor of Journalism at University of
California, Berkeley and Barnard College and writer for The New
Yorker.

Danner has written for more than two decades on foreign affairs and
international conflict. His books include The Secret Way to War: The
Downing Street Memo and the Iraq War's Buried History; Torture and
Truth: America, Abu Ghraib and the War on Terror; The Road to
Illegitimacy: One Reporter's Travels Through the 2000 Florida Vote
Recount; and The Massacre at El Mozote: A Parable of the Cold War.

When: Thursday, April 6 @ 7 p.m.

Where:
Portland State University
Smith Memorial Student Union, rm. 338
(1825 S.W. Broadway)

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Contact: For more information, please contact Lee Medovoi at
503-725-2291 or visit http://www.pdx.edu/public-humanities/.

Background: The Portland Center for Cultural Studies, housed at
Portland State University, is a consortium of over 70 Portland-area
scholars who seek to enhance the quality of life in the Portland area
through building intellectual community in the region and encouraging
scholarly inquiry. The Center now provides an annual slate of
programs that bring scholarship and research to bear on matters of
public interest, providing forums where intellectual inquiry and
civic engagement come together.