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News Release

May 5, 2008

Contact:

Jonathan Rabinovitz, University Communications: (650) 724-2459


Media advisory: Media invited to lecture on Muhammad cartoon controversy

Media are invited to a talk by Flemming Rose, cultural editor of the newspaper Jyllands Posten, who commissioned the controversial "Muhammad" cartoons in 2005 that sparked worldwide protests and an international debate about free expression and religious sensitivity.

Media are asked to register in advance by contacting Jonathan Rabinovitz at (650) 724-2459. Working press credentials will be required for admission.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 7, at 7 p.m. in Cubberley Auditorium. The talk is titled "The Muhammad Cartoons: Freedom of Expression vs. Cultural Sensitivity."

Joel Brinkley, a former Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for the New York Times, who is now a visiting professor of communication at Stanford, will moderate the discussion.

The event is cosponsored by Students for an Open Society, the Stanford Review, Department of Communication, Department of German Studies and the ASSU Speakers Bureau.

The event is open to those with a Stanford University ID.

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