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Advisory for Friday, May 3: Experts Speak on Global and National Security, Civil Rights

Experts to Meet at UCLA to Discuss Security and Civil Rights in United States, Europe, Middle East

By Jean Roth

WHAT: Scholars will convene at UCLA to discuss civil rights challenges in light of recent events, including trade-offs between national security and the protection of internationally recognized civil rights, and international challenges to the protection of human rights. Morning sessions will focus on the United States and Europe; afternoon sessions will focus on the Middle East.

WHO:
· Adrian Favell, sociology, UCLA
· Rainer Eisfeld, University of Osnabruck, Germany
· Scott Bowman, political science, California State University,
Los Angeles
· Khaled Abou El Fadl, law, UCLA
· Laurie Brand, international relations, University of Southern California

WHEN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday, May 3.

WHERE: Hacienda Room, Faculty Center, UCLA.

BACKGROUND: The conference will address issues facing Europe, the United States and the Middle East, including the rights of migrants in the European Union, recent changes in civil rights in Germany, civil liberties versus homeland security, Islamic law and human rights, and women's rights in the Middle East. It is sponsored by the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, as part of the Southern California Consortium on International Studies.

CONTACT: Jean Roth, UCLA International Studies, (310) 794-5081.

PARKING: Parking will be available in Lot 2. Reservations are required. Permit must be picked up at kiosk off Hilgard Avenue.

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