October 31, 2017

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Freedom of Speech & Assembly After Charlottesville: Should We Limit the First Amendment?

Thu, Nov 2 2017    7:00 pm – 8:45 pm    Central Library, Trustees’ Room

Freedom of Speech & Assembly After Charlottesville is a series of conversations with writers, academics, and legal experts on First Amendment rights. These sessions will be moderated by Dr. Norman Finkelstein and will be free to the public. This week we are joined by special guest Nadine Strossen.

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.

Norman  Finkelstein received his doctorate in political theory in 1988 from the Princeton University Politics Department. He taught for two decades in the CUNY system, NYU and DePaul University (in Chicago). He has lectured on a broad range of subjects, and has written ten books that have been translated into more than 50 foreign editions. Finkelstein’s main fields of research and teaching are political theory, international law, and the Israel-Palestine conflict.

*Registration for each session will be limited to 35 participants. A short reading will be distributed to registered participants one week in advance of the event.