Jennifer Freer, business librarian, RIT Libraries, earned third place for her paper, “The Patriot Act and the Public Library: An Unanticipated Threat to National Security,” in The Richard A. Clarke National Scholarly Monograph Contest, sponsored by The Center for First Amendment Studies.
RIT Business librarian, earns 3rd place for her paper in The Richard A. Clarke National Scholarly Monograph Contest
The Center for First Amendment Studies is pleased to announce the winners of the $35,000 National Richard A. Clarke Graduate Student Monograph Contest in commemoration of the 9/11 attacks. First place and scholarship of $20,000 will be presented to Sara Moller of the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. Ms. Moller’s monograph was entitled, “Lessons Learned and Unlearned: The Tenth Anniversary of September 11, 2001.” Second place and a scholarship of $10,000 will be presented to Dimitar Georgiev of the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. Mr. Georgiev’s monograph was entitled, “Failure of American Strategic Thought and 9/11.” Third place and a scholarship of $5,000 will be presented to Jennifer L. Freer of the Department of Communication at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Ms. Freer’s monograph was entitled, “The Patriot Act and the Public Library: An Unanticipated Threat to National Security.” The contest was made possible by a grant from Steven C. Markoff, who conceived and compiled the on-line data base, www.911plus.org
The winners will join Richard A. Clarke, Steven C. Markoff, and the Center’s Director, Dr. Craig R. Smith, at a commemoration of 9/11 hosted by Congressman Rob Andrews of New Jersey at 4PM on September 14th on Capitol Hill in Room 2216, Rayburn House Office Building, 50 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515. The winning monographs will be posted on the web site of the Center at www.firstamendmentstudies.org.