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University of Iowa News Release

Jan. 6, 2006

'The War on Terror: Civil Liberties vs. National Security' Talk Jan. 25

The nature of the war on terrorism presents a controversial confrontation between security and civil rights. What limits, if any, should government officials have in their pursuit of suspected terrorists--especially within the United States?

Tung Yin, an associate professor in the University of Iowa College of Law, will discuss this question and others at a presentation from 7-8 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Auditorium, 410 Third Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids.

The presentation titled "The War on Terror:  Civil Liberties vs. National Security" is sponsored by the UI College of Law and the University of Iowa Alumni Association (UIAA) as part of its Lifelong Learning Series.

Yin's presentation will explore the legal and ethical issues at play in a number of federal criminal prosecutions involving so-called Al Qaeda "sleeper cells."

Yin joined the university faculty in 2002. He teaches courses on corporate crime, national security and constitutional law.

A reception with light refreshments begins at 6:30 p.m. before the program. This event is free and open to the public, but participants are encouraged to RSVP by Jan. 18 to the UIAA online at or by calling 1-800-IOWALUM.

Lifelong Learning is an educational outreach series sponsored by the University of Iowa Alumni Association and developed in partnership with UI colleges and departments. Each year, UI faculty and staff share their knowledge and experience with alumni and friends of the university at events held in cities across Iowa.

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