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TAMIU Presidential Lecture Sept. 19 Features Free Speech Advocate Strossen Posted: 9/05/18

TAMIU Presidential Lecture Sept. 19 Features Free Speech Advocate Strossen


Nadine Strossen
Nadine Strossen  

One of the nation’s foremost experts on Constitutional law will look at current challenges to civil liberties today, including freedom of speech, at Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) next Presidential Lecture Series Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 the TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts’ Recital Hall.

The Lecture is free of charge and open to the public.

Lecturer Nadine Strossen, professor of Constitutional Law at New York University Law School and author of “Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship,” (Oxford University Press, 2018), is a Constitutional law specialist.

Strossen was thefirst woman national President of the American Civil Liberties Union, from 1991 through 2008. She is a frequent speaker on constitutional and civil liberties issues, and her media appearances include 60 Minutes, CBS Sunday Morning, Today, Good Morning America, The Daily Show, and other news programs on CNN, C-SPAN, Fox, Al-Jazeera, and in Australia, Great Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

Her op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and USA Today, among others. She has twice been named one of “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” by The National Law Journal.

In her latest book, “Hate, Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship,” Strossen expertly dissects Constitutional law to share current challenges to our civil liberties today, stimulating thoughtful consideration of democratic ideals.

With her expert knowledge of the Constitution, Strossen establishes the context

behind policies and legislation that curtail civil liberties, such as freedom of speech. Her new book explores how speech is protected under the Constitution and how free speech can be used to counter hate speech.

She is especially adept at highlighting the dangers that follow efforts to serve justice by limiting civil rights. She also offers useful and applicable strategies for achieving positive outcomes without violating Constitutional rights.

From government surveillance and decriminalization of drugs, to sexual harassment and more, Strossen makes even complex issues accessible through the use of illuminating statistics and true-life stories.

Moved by her in-depth knowledge of history and the law, as well as Strossen’s unapologetic defense of human rights, audiences leave with a renewed understanding of and appreciation for their hard-won freedoms.

Copies of Strossen’s book will be available for purchase at the TAMIU Bookstore as well as onsite at the Sept. 19 lecture.

TAMIU’s Presidential Lecture Series is an occasional series at the University that seeks to bring innovative thinkers and creators to the University in public lectures open to both students and the University community at large. It is organized by TAMIU’s University College.  Recent Lecturers have included Dr. Karan Watson,  Dr. Martha Nussbaum, Dr. Mark Lilla and Dr. Tomas Jiménez.

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Related Link:  Nadine Strossen on her New Book


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