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Refusing Service, Refusing Silence: Lt. Watada and the Iraq War

In June of 2006, Army Lt. Ehren Watada refused to deploy to Iraq, saying he was following his conscience and upholding his duty not to obey illegal orders.

Lt. Watada, is now facing court-martial and a maximum of 8 1/2 years in a military prison if convicted of all seven counts against him, which include disloyalty and conduct unbecoming of an officer. Lt. Watada is the first commissioned officer to refuse duty in Iraq. By invoking the Nuremberg Principles in his defense, he is essentially forcing the military justice system to rule on the legality of the war itself.

Media Events and the Politics of the Present

The Annenberg School welcomes Professor Paddy Scannell, newly-installed at the University of Michigan, for a presentation titled, "Media Events and the Politics of the Present,"

His talk is based on a recent paper, "What reality has misfortune?" View the paper here (PDF)

Description:

Opening reception for CRISES: exhibition commemorating anniversaries of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina

The Annenberg School invites you to an opening reception for an installation of film, video, digital video and experimental multimedia to commemorate the anniversaries of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.

The installation, CRISES, curated by Annenberg PhD candidate Paul Falzone, features 10 pieces by emerging artists across the country. The videos will run in the Annenberg Plaza lobby through mid-December.

Saskia Sassen: Cultures of Use in Digital Domains

Beginning the Annenberg School's colloquium series for the 06-07 year, we welcome Saskia Sassen, Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago, and Centennial Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics.

Dr. Sassen will discuss "Cultures of Use in Digital Domains."

Colloquium Description:

Annual Convocation Ceremony

The annual Convocation ceremony will take place on Tuesday, September 5, at 10:30 a.m. in Room 110. Please join us as we welcome the incoming doctoral students to Annenberg and celebrate for the beginning of 2006-2007 academic year

Lunch will be held immediately following the ceremony in the Plaza Lobby.

View Convocation Program

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