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Published: 6 Mar 2007

Inaugural Beaverbrook Visiting Scholar Lecture

Inaugural Beaverbrook Visiting Scholar Lecture

The Beaverbrook Fund for Media@McGill is pleased to present a public lecture by prominent media theorist and Beaverbrook Visiting Scholar, John Durham Peters. In his lecture, “Free Speech in a Global Era”, he will explore ideas about the principle of free expression in a time of globalization, resurgent religion, and radical transformation in the conditions of communication. The talk will consider the philosophical and historical underpinnings of ideas about free speech and examine the challenges facing them today.

What: Beaverbrook Visiting Scholar Lecture: “Free Speech in a Global Era”

When: March 12, 2007, 5:30 p.m.

Who: Beaverbrook Visiting Scholar, John Durham Peters.

Where: Redpath Museum Auditorium, McGill University, 859 Sherbrooke Street West

Professor Peters, the F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor of Communications Studies at the University of Iowa, specializes in media and culture, and examines communications in its broad historical, legal, philosophical, religious and technological context. He is the author of Speaking into the Air: A History of the Idea of Communication (1999), Courting the Abyss: Free Speech and the Liberal Tradition (2005) and over 50 articles. Professor Peters will be visiting McGill from March 5th to March 15th.

The Beaverbrook Fund for Media@McGill was established in 2006 through the generosity of the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation. The Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation was created by Lord Beaverbrook (1879-1964), a Canadian businessman, statesman and newspaper magnate who grew up in New Brunswick as William Maxwell Aitken.

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