Columbia University President Lee Hollinger, flush with international publicity for the appearance of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinehjad announced today the Axis of Evil speaker series.
"We had a faculty meeting, and discussed how many opportunities we had lost", said Hollinger "we could have had Hitler in the thirties, and more recently Idi Amin (Dada), Pol Pot, Robert Mugabe, a whole list. So, we are going to move aggressively to schedule as many bloodthirsty dictators, despots and tyrants as we can find."
"In that vein, we are extending an invitation to Kim Jong-Il. He is welcome here at Columbia at any time."
In related developments, the university is also scheduling a rock concert series to match up with the speakers. Signed so far is Megadeath and Anthraxx with rumors of a reunion appearance of Dead Kennedys.
"Most of us here at Columbia don't believe in The Devil" continued Hollinger "but if Satan exists, we want him to know that he'll get a fair hearing at Columbia. He really hasn't managed his PR very well, and as a leading journalism school, we understand PR better than anyone else."