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Artistic freedom conference at Law School, April 14

The Harvard Law School Arts Panel will present its spring conference on Friday, April 14, at 2:30 p.m. in Hauser 104. The event is titled “Protected Speech or Just Bad Art? Artistic Freedom and the First Amendment in the Brooklyn Museum Controversy and Beyond.”

Fred Schauer, academic dean and Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at the Kennedy School of Government, will moderate a panel featuring Stephen Weil, former director of the Corcoran Gallery and emeritus senior scholar at the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Museum Studies; Elliot Mincberg of People for the American Way; and Dr. Michael Greve, co-founder of the Center for Individual Rights, in Washington, D.C.

The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, contact David Morenoff at

Housing studies fellowship deadline extended

The Joint Center for Housing Studies and the NeighborWorks Network has extended the application deadline for the 2000 Summer Fellowship Program to April 14. This competitive summer fellowship program is being offered to first- or second-year Harvard graduate students (who are not graduating this year) of law, business, planning, and public administration/policy. The fellowship includes 10 weeks of on-site experience; $6,000 total compensation, plus travel and research expenses; enrollment in the Neighborhood Reinvestment Training Institute in Chicago for one week, all expenses paid; and the opportunity to be published. Deadline for applications is Friday, April 14. For more information, contact Pamela Baldwin at the Joint Center for Housing Studies, (617) 495-9850, or at

Nasr to give Tillich Lecture April 13

Seyyed Hossein Nasr, University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University, will deliver the Paul Tillich Lecture, titled “Religious and Theological Consequences of Crossing Religious Frontiers,” on Thursday, April 13, at 5 p.m. in the Sackler Museum Lecture Hall.

Nasr is an expert on Islam who earned both a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Harvard. He has taught and lectured extensively throughout the Islamic world, Western Europe, the United States, and Asia. He has been a professor of philosophy and religion, and Islamic studies at several universities around the world, including Harvard.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Human rights symposium at Law School April 15

The Harvard University Indian Human Rights Group will present a one-day symposium, “Human Rights and the Indian Judiciary’s Constitutional Jurisprudence” on Saturday, April 15, in the Vorenberg Classroom, Harvard Law School.

Speakers and moderators will include Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, former judge, Supreme Court of India; Soli J. Sorabjee, attorney general of India; and several experts on human rights and the law in India.

The program is co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School Graduate Program, Satyam Computer Services Ltd., and the Harvard University Committee on the Environment. The event is free and open to the public. For registration information, contact C. Raj Kumar at (617) 493-9188, ( or Pratibha Jain, at (617) 493-9267, (

Setchkarev Memorial Prize established

Faculty and students of Slavic literature and languages at several local colleges and universities, including Harvard, have established the Setchkarev Memorial Prize in honor of Vsevolod Setchkarev, the Curt Hugo Reisinger Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures Emeritus, who died in 1998. A native of Russia, Setchkarev was an authority on Russian fiction and poetry of the 19th century.

The prize will be awarded for the best undergraduate and graduate essays on Russian literature submitted in Harvard’s Slavic Department courses during the current academic year.

Monetary awards will be based on the amount of funds raised by May 2001. For information on making a donation to the prize fund, contact Sonia Ketchian at (617) 489-3039 or

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) offers free, confidential help with alcohol problems to all Harvard faculty, staff, retirees, and their families. For telephone or in-person appointments, call (617) 495-HELP (495-4397).