Festival of Ideas Slated

The next Festival of Ideas — sponsored by The Charleston Gazette and West Virginia University, will be at 7:30 PM 4th April 2012, at the state Culture Center in the Capitol Complex. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Scheduled participants are Andy Carvin of National Public Radio’s social media desk; Cairo-based journalist Issandr El Amrani; Jillian York, a free expression specialist of the Electronic Frontier Foundation; Jigar Mehta, president of the South Asia Journalist Association; and Nasser Weddady, a human rights officer of the American Islamic Congress.