Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Conference Announcement: NYU Conference on Labor Studies and Academic Freedom

via PSRT-L:

NYU’s Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center Presents:

Labor Education and Academic Freedom

Recent attacks on labor studies programs violate some of the core
principles of academic freedom including the respect for the privacy
of students and faculty members to engage in free and open discussion
of ideas.

This conference will explore the current crisis in labor education and
the ways in which outside pressure groups are attacking labor studies
programs as part of a larger agenda to erode public support for the
labor movement.

November 18th, 2011 from 11-5pm
Glucksman Ireland House, New York University
One Washington Mews btw. Washington Square North and East 8th Street

11:00 - 1:30pm Labor Studies, Trade Unionism, and the Political
Assault: Four Case Studies
•Ruth Needleman, Leadership & Social Justice Program, Calumet College
of St. Joseph

•Ruth Milkman, The Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and
Labor Studies, CUNY

•Roland Zullo, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, University
of Michigan

•Don Giljum, University of Missouri

•Michael Merrill, Harry Van Arsdale, Jr. Center for Labor Studies,
Empire State College, SUNY, Chair

1:30 - 2:00pm - Break

2:00 - 3:30pm Labor Studies and Academic Freedom: Change Over Time

•B. Robert Kreiser, American Association of University Professors

•Steven Leberstein, Professional Staff Congress, CUNY

•Ernest Benjamin, American Association of University Professors

•Kitty Krupat, Joseph S. Murphy Center for Worker Education, CUNY, Chair

3:30 - 4:00pm - Break

4:00pm - Final Thoughts

•Lois Gray, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations,
Cornell University

**Reception to Follow**

For questions or to RSVP, please contact Zuzanna Kobryzynski at