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

  • Monday, August 26, 2019 • 4:00 pm
  • Graham Chapel, Washington University in St. Louis

Nadine Strossen John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School, presents on her book HATE: Why We Should Resist It With Free Speech, Not Censorship — 2019’s Common Reading book.

Strossen has written, taught, and advocated extensively in the areas of constitutional law and civil liberties, including through frequent media interviews. From 1991 through 2008, she served as President of the American Civil Liberties Union, the first woman to head the nation’s largest and oldest civil liberties organization. Professor Strossen is currently a member of 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. When she stepped down as ACLU President in 2008, three Supreme Court Justices participated in her farewell and tribute luncheon (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Antonin Scalia, and David Souter).

Her 2018 book, HATE: Why We Should Resist It With Free Speech, Not Censorship, has been widely praised by ideologically diverse experts, including Harvard Professor Cornel West and Princeton Professor Robert George.  It was selected by Washington University as its 2019 “Common Read” for the Class of 2023.

Reception and book signing immediately following the talk,  School of Law, Anheuser Bush Hall, Crowder Courtyard.

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