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New Yorker's Mark Danner to Lecture on Torture and Human Rights, April 6, at PSU
Author: Angela D. Abel (503-725-3773) Office of Marketing and Communications
Posted: March 24, 2006

What: 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, staff writer for The New Yorker and frequent contributor to the NY Review of Books. 

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, 2006, 7 p.m.

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

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Contact: For more information, please contact Lee Medovoi at 503-725-4946 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.

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For Immediate Release #06-048