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University of Washington professor to speak on ‘Mass Media and the Politics of Responsibility in a Neoliberal Age’ March 22
University of Washington professor to speak on ‘Mass Media and the Politics of Responsibility in a Neoliberal Age’ March 22March 12, 2007Jaime Winne Alvarezjlwinne@syr.edu
For the final event of its 2006-07 Convocation Lecture series, “The Law in the Media Mirror,” Syracuse University College of Law will host Michael McCann, Gordon Hirabayashi Professor for the Advancement of Citizenship at the University of Washington, on Thursday, March 22, at 11:45 a.m. in Room 100 of MacNaughton Hall.
McCann will speak on “Lawyers, Guns, and Money: Mass Media and the Politics of Responsibility in a Neoliberal Age.” The theme of this year’s Convocation Lecture Series focuses on the significance and implications of how the legal system is portrayed in the mass media. The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available in SU pay lots.
A former chair of the political science department and adjunct professor in the University of Washington Law School, McCann is the founding director of both the interdisciplinary Comparative Law and Society Studies (CLASS) Center and the undergraduate Law, Societies and Justice program.