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Freedom of Expression forum 2019

May 9, 2019

To encourage a dialogue incorporating distinct perspectives, DePaul Acting Provost Salma Ghanem convened a university-wide event, featuring five professors from different disciplines, on Tuesday, May 7, to explore "Views on the Middle East and Freedom of Expression at DePaul." The discussion presented viewpoints on these topics based upon each professor's area of expertise.

The moderator and panelists for the forum included:
  • Carol Marin, moderator:  Co-director of the Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence at DePaul; political editor for NBC 5 News in Chicago
  • Scott Hibbard: Associate professor of political science, politics of the Middle East, religion & politics, American foreign policy, human rights
  • Jason Martin: Associate professor of journalism, media law and ethics, political communication, First Amendment law
  • Scott Paeth: Professor of religious studies; peace, justice & conflict studies
  • Shaijla Sharma: Professor of international studies, refugee & forced migration studies, critical ethnic studies, global Asian studies
A message from the acting provost containing key takeaways is available in Newsline​. A video of the forum is available online​.