My Wellesley
Give

HATE: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship

October 3, 2017

Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, New York Law School Immediate Past President, American Civil Liberties Union (1991-2008) She will discuss her forthcoming book, HATE: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship (Oxford University Press 2018)

Nadine Strossen
Nadine Strossen
John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School

Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School, has written, taught, and advocated extensively on constitutional law and civil liberties issues, including through frequent media interviews. From 1991 through 2008, she was President of the American Civil Liberties Union, and she currently serves on the ACLU’s National Advisory Council, as well as the Advisory Boards of EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center), FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education), and Heterodox Academy. Strossen has also held leadership positions in other human rights organizations, including Human Rights Watch. The National Law Journal has named Strossen one of America’s "100 Most Influential Lawyers," and several other national publications have named her one of the country’s most influential women. When Strossen stepped down as ACLU President, three Supreme Court Justices (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Antonin Scalia, and David Souter) participated in her farewell/tribute luncheon.

Free and open to the public, there will be a dinner served before the event at 5:30pm and the lecture is at 7:00pm