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Legal Expert Robert Peck Speaks on 'Free Speech and Cyberspace'

September 18, 2000

[ Robert Peck Photo ]DELAWARE, OHIO -- On Wednesday, Sept. 20, the Director of Legal Affairs for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Robert Peck, will deliver a presentation on "Free Speech and Cyberspace" in the Benes Room of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center. The event, part of the annual Sagan National Colloquium lecture series, begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free to the public. The Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the International Studies Program, and the Department of Politics and Government are also sponsors.

Formerly a member of the Legislative Council of the American Civil Liberties Union, Peck has served on U.S. delegations to Brazil and the Philippines, in addition to taking part in constitutional conferences in the former Yugoslavia, Germany, Spain, and India. He is also an adjunct professor at the Washington College of Law at American University. Peck has written almost one dozen books as well as law reviews, making television appearances on such programs as Crossfire, Nightline, and Larry King Live.

As this year's visiting Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Peck will be on campus to visit classes and answer questions from Sept. 18-22.

The Sagan National Colloquium is a series of lectures and events at Ohio Wesleyan dedicated to an annual theme; the 2000 series being "A Wired World: The Internet and Beyond." The Woodrow Wilson Foundation is dedicated to bringing in leaders from a variety of fields to small liberal arts colleges for both formal and informal discussions with students and faculty. It has been active since 1945, and counts over 200 schools as participants.