William F. Buckley Jr. Program at Yale University: “Combating Hate: Censorship or Free Speech?”

Event time: 
Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 4:30pm
William L. Harkness Hall See map
100 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06520
Event description: 

The William F. Buckley Jr. Program at Yale University presents Nadine Strossen, the John Marshall Harlan II Professor Emerita at New York Law School and past national President of the American Civil Liberties Union (1991-2008), is a Senior Fellow with FIRE (the Foundation for Individual Rights and Education):

“Combating Hate: Censorship or Free Speech?”

This in person event is open to Yale students, faculty, and staff. (No outside visitors per Yale University’s current COVID-19 policies).

Nadine Strossen is a leading expert and frequent speaker/media commentator on constitutional law and civil liberties, who has testified before Congress on multiple occasions. She serves on the advisory boards of the ACLU, Academic Freedom Alliance, Heterodox Academy, National Coalition Against Censorship, and the University of Austin.

The National Law Journal has named Strossen one of America’s “100 Most Influential Lawyers”; several other publications have named her one of the country’s most influential women; and she has received many honorary degrees and awards.

When Strossen stepped down as ACLU President, three (ideologically diverse) Supreme Court Justices participated in her farewell/tribute luncheon: Justices Ginsburg, Scalia, and Souter. Strossen’s 2018 book HATE:  Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship has
earned praise from ideologically diverse experts, including Harvard Professor Cornel West and Princeton Professor Robert George. Washington University selected HATE as its 2019 “Common Read.” Her book Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women’s Rights was named a New York Times “notable book” of 1995.

Free but register in advance
Open to: 
Yale Community Only