Free Speech Campaign Update

 Posted by on 24 March 2006 at 11:01 am  Uncategorized
Mar 242006

This is a most welcome update from ARI about the Free Speech Campaign:

Unveiling the Danish Cartoons: A Discussion of Free Speech and World Reaction


We would like to give you a brief update on our success thus far in ARI’s “Unveiling the Danish Cartoons: A Discussion of Free Speech and World Reaction” project.

We have already held two highly successful panel discussions–at UCLA and at Johns Hopkins University–which drew an audience of hundreds of students, educators and concerned citizens, and which received widespread media attention. A third event, announced earlier, will be held at the University of Southern California on April 11.

And as of today, the cartoons themselves are online at ARI’s Web site.

Further, I also am pleased to announce that two additional panel discussions are in the works, at the following venues:

* New York University, March 29
* The University of Chicago, April 25

These events have attracted a very high level of discussion and debate–made possible in part by the caliber of the individuals who have participated in the panel discussions. In that vein, I’m very pleased to announce that we can confirm that one of the panelists for the April 11 event at USC will be Dr. Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum, a prize-winning columnist and one of the first analysts to understand the threat of radical Islam.

The new events scheduled for NYU and the University of Chicago are the direct result of the successes we’ve already had with the UCLA and Johns Hopkins panel discussions.

The discussion that you will hear in these panels cannot be found anywhere else. We encourage you to stand up for your right to free speech by attending these important events.


The Ayn Rand Institute is supporting and participating in three speaking events, which are free and open to the public.

Unveiling the Danish Cartoons: A Discussion of Free Speech and World Reaction

New York University
New York, New York
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Please RSVP for this event here.
More details are here, including a PDF event flyer.

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
More details are here.

University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
April 25, 2006
Time and location TBA


To learn more about the Ayn Rand Institute’s Free Speech Campaign, please visit our Campaign page.

For information on other upcoming events, please visit the events page.

For more information:
Phone: 949-222-6550 ext. 234
E-mail: [email protected]

Copyright (c) 2006 Ayn Rand(R) Institute. All rights reserved.

The Ayn Rand Institute, 2121 Alton Pkwy, Ste 250, Irvine, CA 92606

On the page about the campaign, I noticed that ARI needs more donations to fund these events:

How You Can Help

While we have achieved more than 90% of our initial fundraising goal of $33,000, the addition of more panel discussions has led us to revise our goal to $48,000.

For us to succeed in executing this campaign, we need your help now.

Any contribution that you can make to ARI to help offset these costs would be greatly appreciated.

I certainly urge those of you who care to live in a civilized society to donate to ARI for this campaign, particularly if you haven’t done so already.

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