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Scholars to meet Nov. 15 to debate 'New World Order'

Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor
217-333-2177; andreal@illinois.edu

11/4/2003

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A one-day conference on "Understanding the 21st Century: Three Leading Public Intellectuals Debate the New World Order" will be held Nov. 15 (Saturday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The conference, which is free and open to the public, will feature Tony Judt, the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of European Studies, professor of modern European history and director of the Remarque Institute at New York University; Mark Lilla, professor in the Committee of Social Thought at the University of Chicago; and Ania Loomba, the Catherine Bryson Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania.

Four U. of I. professors will moderate the sessions: Peter Fritzsche, history; Lawrence Schehr, French; Zohreh Sullivan, English; and Maria Todorova, history.

The conference will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Plym Auditorium of the Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, 611 E. Loredo Taft Drive, Champaign.

The conference is sponsored by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory and the Working Group on Globalization and Empire, with additional support from many campus units.

For more information, contact Chris Catanzarite at 217-244-7913.