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We regret to inform you that the "Freedom in Music, Politics, and the Liberal Arts" Panel and Performance

on Thursday, April 2, 2020 will be cancelled out of an abundance of caution about the spread of COVID-19.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope to see you at future events.

MIIS Special Events Team


Freedom in Music, Politics, and the Liberal Arts



Matthew Evan Taylor – saxophonist, composer, improviser, (Department of Music, Middlebury College)

Kareem Khalifa - bassist (Department of Philosophy, Middlebury College)

Kevin Robinson – flautist, performer, composer, improviser, educator


Part 1 - Panel: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aesthetic and Civil Disobedience
Jeff Dayton-Johnson (VP Academic Affairs and Dean, MIIS) and Pushpa Iyer (Director of the Center for Conflict Studies, MIIS) join Robinson, Taylor, and Khalifa to discuss how concepts of aesthetic freedom fruitfully informs other concepts of freedom, most notably in politics.                               


Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020 

Time:  2:00 PM – 3:50 PM

Location: MIIS Campus, McGowan Building, MG 102, 411 Pacific St, Monterey


Event free and open to the public. Space is limited.

Part 2 - Performance:
The Curious Interaction of Three Bodies in Space                                              
The Free Improvisation in the Liberal Arts Series (FILAS) presents a probing concert of free improvisation with 
Kevin Robinson, joined by series directors Matthew Evan Taylor and Kareem Khalifa from Middlebury College.                                                                                                                                                         

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020                                                                       

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: MIIS Campus, McCone Building, Irvine Auditorium, 499 Pierce St, Monterey                                                                                             
Light reception to follow after performance. Event free and open to the public. Space is limited.