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Sept. 15, 2004

Dave Kopel to Speak at Bucknell

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Dave Kopel will give the talk, "Deceits in Fahrenheit 9/11," Thursday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.

The talk, sponsored by the Bucknell Conservatives Club, is open to the public without charge. The talk will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

Research director at the Independence Institute in Colorado, Kopel also is an attorney and author of 10 books as well as numerous articles in newspapers, magazines, law review journals and other scholarly publications.

"Kopel is a lifelong Democrat who voted for Ralph Nader in 2000," says Charles Mitchell, president of the Bucknell Conservatives Club. "More recently, he appears in the documentary, "Fahrenhype 9/11," which details what he calls the '59 deceits' in Michael Moore's film.

A graduate of Brown University and the University of Michigan Law School, Kopel formerly served as assistant attorney general of the state of Colorado. He also has served as associate policy analyst with Cato Institute and adjunct professor of law at New York University.

Founded in 1985, the Independence Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit public policy research organization dedicated to providing timely information to concerned citizens, government officials, and public opinion leaders.

"In `Farhenheit 9/11', Michael Moore gave the right-wing a taste of their own media medicine," said Eric Faden, assistant professor of English and film studies at Bucknell and executive director of the Campus Theatre in Lewisburg.

"Today, we live in an age where television, newspapers, and movies mediate almost everything we know about politics. Dave Kopel's talk comes at a crucial time because it will show students have to think critically not only about movies but, hopefully, all media," he said.


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