Learn how scientists around the globe rallied to the cause of their beleaguered brethren as they faced the tyranny of the Soviet Union. Dr. Jack Minker, a computer scientist and veteran of the movement for Soviet Jewry, will discuss his new book, Scientific Freedom and Human Rights: Scientists of Conscience during the Cold War, which details that struggle and how it related to broader movements for human rights.
Minker is the founding chairman of the University of Maryland’s computer science department, where he currently serves as Professor. He has received numerous awards, both for his pioneering work in artificial intelligence and his advocacy for human rights.
Free and open to the public; $5 minimum suggested donation.
Purchase a copy of the book in advance and bring it for Minker’s signature.
Bring your lunch; drinks and dessert provided.