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Just in time for election season: Author to discuss civil liberties, presidents

October 17, 2012

Samuel Walker, an internationally renowned expert on civil liberties, will discuss his book, "Presidents and Civil Liberties from Wilson to Obama: A Story of Poor Custodians."

The hour-long lecture, set for 3 p.m. on Monday, will be in Room W205 of the Anatomy and Physiology Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Walker is professor emeritus of criminal justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. His timely lecture – "Presidents and Civil Liberties:  What History Tells us About Obama and Romney" – will be held 16 days prior to the 2012 election.

Civil liberties expert

"Professor Walker is an internationally recognized expert on the history of civil liberties and police accountability,” said Michael Carolan, chairman of CSU’s Department of Sociology. “He is the author of 14 books on these subjects, which have appeared in a combined 32 editions. He is widely sought by the media, having been interviewed by every major news outlet in the U.S., including The New York Times, The Washington Post, PBS, Frontline and CNN. Dr. Walker also recently won the Western Society of Criminology's W.E.B. Dubois Award for contributions to the field of criminology in the area of race and ethnicity."

For information, contact the Department of Sociology at (970) 491-6044.