Denison Hosts ACLU President to Discuss 'Civil Liberties in a Post-9/11 World'
Posted: September 27, 2004
GRANVILLE -- The Denison University Lecture Series will host Nadine Strossen, to discuss "Civil Liberties in a Post 9/11 World." Strossen, a professor of law at New York Law School, is the first female and youngest person to serve as president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). This convocation, set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 7) in Slayter Auditorium, is free and open to the public.
Strossen has written, lectured and practiced extensively in the areas of constitutional law, civil liberties and international human rights and is known for her staunch belief in the First Amendment right to free speech as the greatest protector of women's liberties.
Since becoming president of the ACLU in 1991, Strossen has lectured at more than 500 college campuses both in the United States and abroad. She has been regular guest on "Politically Incorrect" with Bill Maher, a monthly columnist for two online magazines and a weekly commentator on the Talk America Radio Network. In 2000, Strossen appeared as a guest star in Eve Ensler's award-winning play "The Vagina Monologues," during a week-long run at the National Theatre in Washington.
Strossen is the author ofDefending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex and the Fight for Women's Rights, which was named by the New York Times as a "notable book" in 1995 and she co-authoredSpeaking of Race, Speaking of Sex: Hate Speech, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, which was named an "outstanding book" by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America.
Strossen has received numerous awards including being named twice by The National Law Journal as one of the "100 most influential lawyers in America." In 1996 she was listed in Working Woman Magazine as one of "350 women who changed the world 1976-1996," in 1997 Upside Magazine included Strossen in the "Elite 100: 100 Executives Leading the Digital Revolution" and in 1998 Vanity Fair Magazine named her as one of "America's 200 Most Influential Women."
Strossen graudated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College (1972) andmagna cum laudefrom Harvard Law School (1975) where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Strossen has received honorary doctor of law degrees from the University of Rhode Island, the University of Vermont, San Joaquin College of Law, Rocky Mountain College and the Massachusetts School of Law.
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