September 30, 2014

Jack Minker Gave Talk on His Memoir

Dr. Jack Minker and Sophie Cook with the cover of Scientific Freedom & Human Rights

Dr. Jack Minker, CCS Vice-Chair for Computer Science and University of Maryland Professor Emeritus, gave a talk about his recently published memoir, Scientific Freedom & Human Rights: Scientists of Conscience During the Cold War, at the University of Maryland on October 3.

Minker’s book documents his work in human rights with CCS and other human rights organizations from 1972 to the present. He led the struggle for the release of Anatoly Shcharansky and Alexander Lerner from the late Soviet Union. He also campaigned on behalf of Andrei Sakharov and his wife, Yelena Bonner. His memoir was published by IEEE Computer Society Press.

To learn more about Dr. Minker and his work, visit Scientific Freedom and Human Rights page on Facebook. The book is available on amazon.com.

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