What: Lecture by Flemming Rose on “Why Publish the Danish Cartoons?”
When: Monday, December 4, 2006 at 7:30 pm
Where: Wittemyer Courtroom, Wolf Law School Building, University of Colorado at Boulder.
Flemming Rose is the Cultural Editor for the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, the person who commissioned and then published the cartoons of Mohammed that became known as the Danish Cartoons. First published September 30, 2005, they created a furor around the world last spring. These dramatic events were caused by one man and one newspaper, with the able assistance of 12 political cartoonists.
Flemming Rose tells his story: why he commissioned the cartoons, the reasons for their publication, and puts the cartoons in a larger context of the battle of ideas in today’s Europe. This battle is about freedom of speech, respect for and by religion, the integration of Muslims into European culture and wider immigration issues.
While this talk may leave you wondering about the future of America, Europe and the entire world, Mr. Rose will inspire you and show you how ideas influence the world. There will be a Q & A after the talk.
There is no charge to attend this event, and it is open and intended for the public. Members of the media are welcome to attend.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity — Flemming Rose is only in this country for a short time.
Co-sponsored by Ideas Matter! and the Boulder Objectivist Club.