October 13, 2005
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—A public forum on the Patriot Act will take place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Cole Assembly Room (Red Room) in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Organized by the Amherst Chapter of the American Association of University Professors and the Robert Frost Library at Amherst College, and funded by the library and the Amherst College Office of Diversity, the forum and a reception to follow are free and open to the public.

The participants in the forum are Robert O'Neil, the director of The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression and former president of the University of Virginia; Deborah Caldwell-Stone, the deputy director of the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom; and Daniel Lyons, an associate division counsel at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.