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Middle East scholar Edward Said to speak at Berkeley on February 19
Event sold out but tickets for broadcast available February 12

Edward Said, one of the most prominent literary and cultural critics in the United States, will speak on campus at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, about "Memory, Inequality and Power: Palestine and the Universality of Human Rights."

Though Said's lecture at Zellerbach Auditorium is sold out, a tape-delayed broadcast of his talk will air at 8 p.m. on Feb. 19 on Berkeley Public Access television. The broadcast also will be screened at Wheeler Auditorium. Free tickets are required for the 8 p.m. Wheeler screening; they are available (maximum two per person) at the Zellerbach Box Office. A photo ID must be presented to obtain a ticket to this Wheeler Hall broadcast. None of the 730 seats will be assigned, and tickets are available only while the supply lasts. The broadcast screening is open to the public.

A Columbia University professor of English and comparative literature, Said is author of the groundbreaking book, "Orientalism," and his writings about the Middle East and its relationship with the West have greatly influenced scholarship and public opinion. The event is part of the Spring 2003 Lecture Program sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Said's lecture will also be available as on online webcast within 24 hours of the lecture at Zellerbach Auditorium. To watch the webcast, check the campus home page or the campus event webcast site.