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Freedom of the Press: Overcoming Disinformation and Resisting Fake News

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Please join us for “Freedom of the Press: Overcoming Disinformation and Resisting Fake News.” Moderated by Georges Van Den Abbeele, dean of the UCI School of Humanities, this forum brings together experts who can discuss the contributions of a free press, how to evaluate and support accurate news reporting, and how to respond to “fake news.”

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. HIB 135


Featured speakers include:

  • Aijaz Ahmad, Chancellor’s Professor of comparative literature, UCI
  • Emilee Mathews, research librarian for visual arts, UCI Libraries
  • Margot Roosevelt, business writer for the Orange County Register
  • Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor of history, UCI




About “What is to be Done?”

Moderated by Georges Van Den Abbeele, dean of the UCI School of Humanities, this monthly forum will address urgent contemporary topics with experts who can provide actionable advice. Forums take place on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the School of Humanities. Email Erica Yun at Erica.Yun@uci.edu for more information.