Current Free Speech Controversies: A Discussion with Nadine Strossen
Initiative on Freedom of Thought, Inquiry, and Expression
Nadine Strossen, Former President, American Civil Liberties Union
Join us for a conversation with Nadine Strossen and Princeton Professor Gregory Conti about free speech and academic freedom on campus. This event is part of our Initiative on Freedom of Thought, Inquiry, and Expression.
Nadine Strossen, New York Law School Professor Emerita and past President of the American Civil Liberties Union (1991-2008), is a leading expert and frequent speaker/media commentator on constitutional law and civil liberties. She has testified before Congress on multiple occasions. She serves on the advisory boards of the ACLU, Heterodox Academy, and National Coalition Against Censorship, and is a Founding Member of the Academic Freedom Alliance and a Senior Fellow of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE). The National Law Journal has named Strossen one of America’s “100 Most Influential Lawyers.”
Her 2018 book, HATE: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship, has earned praise from ideologically diverse experts, including Harvard University Professor Cornel West and Princeton University Professor Robert George. HATE was selected by Washington University (in St. Louis) as its 2019 “Common Read” for all incoming students. Her earlier book, Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women’s Rights, was named a New York Times “notable book” of 1995.
Greg Conti is an assistant professor of politics at Princeton University. He is a political theorist and intellectual historian. His research focuses on the history of modern political thought, especially on questions of liberalism, democracy, and representative government. His first book, Parliament the Mirror of the Nation: Representation, Deliberation, and Democracy in Victorian Britain, was released from Cambridge University Press earlier in 2019.