On Thursday May 14, 2015, the Connecticut State Conference will celebrate the Centennial of the American Association of University Professors, and present awards to individuals for their distinctive service to the profession. These will include: the first David R. Bedding National Service Award for Exceptional Service to Chapter, Conference, and National AAUP; and the George E. Lang, Jr., Award that recognizes a young faculty member at Fairfield University who has shown awareness of and dedication to important AAUP issues such as academic freedom, faculty governance, and faculty rights and responsibilities.
The 2015 Walter F. Brady, Jr., Award for the Advancement of Higher Education in Connecticut will be presented to Dr. James W. Schmotter, the President of Western Connecticut State University.
Our guest speaker Katherine M. Franke is the Sulzbacher Professor of Law, and directs the Open University Project at Columbia Law School, a venture that works to depolarize and deepen the discussion of Israel/Palestine on U. S. campuses. She is also on the Executive Committees of Columbia’s Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality, and the Center for Palestine Studies. She is among the nation’s leading scholars writing on law, gender, religion, and academic freedom, drawing from feminist, queer, and critical race theory. In addition to her academic work she is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Center for Constitutional Rights. Professor Franke’s talk is titled: Academic Freedom: the “Israel-Palestine Exception”.
The Graduate Club, 155 Elm Street, New Haven, CT is the setting for the event taking place Thursday May 14, from 5:30-9PM. Please note that the deadline for reservations is Friday, May 8. Faculty may use the reservation form(s) linked below. A special form is available for members of the Connecticut Emeritus Assembly and CSU faculty and staff.