FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                  Date: October 30, 2001

         Contact: Donna McCracken, 206-6716

UIS to host discussion on national security and civil liberties

SPRINGFIELD – The University of Illinois at Springfield will host a discussion on “National Security and Civil Liberties” from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, in conference room H in the Public Affairs Center on the UIS campus. The program is free and open to the public.

The program will feature a brief presentation on issues surrounding the current international situation, followed by an in-depth discussion and question-and-answer session.

Speakers will be Larry Golden, professor of political studies and legal studies, and Patrick Chesley, assistant United States attorney and terrorism coordinator for central Illinois.

This forum is part of an on-going discussion series sponsored by the UIS International Studies Committee. For further information, contact Golden at (217) 206-7885.