Presented by the BB&T Dialogue Series on Free Speech
A Panel Discussion
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Location: Graduate School of Business (GSB), Room 2.124
NADINE STROSSEN - NY Law School & Former President of the ACLU
ALEXANDER TSESIS - Law Professor, Loyola University
JOHN BURNETT - Correspondent for NPR
MORE ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:
NADINE STROSSEN, Professor at New York Law School, has written, lectured and practiced extensively in constitutional law, civil liberties and international human rights. From 1991-2008, she served as President of the American Civil Liberties Union.
PROFESSOR ALEXANDER TSESIS teaches at the Loyola University School of Law. His publications include three books, We Shall Overcome: A History of Civil Rights and the Law (Yale University Press, 2008), The Thirteenth Amendment and American Freedom (New York University Press, 2004), and Destructive Messages: How Hate Speech Paves the Way for Harmful Social Movements (New York University Press, 2002). Earlier this year Columbia University Press published Professor Tsesis’s edited volume, Promises of Liberty: Thirteenth Amendment Abolitionism and Contemporary Relevance. He is currently writing a book about law and the American Creed for the Oxford University Press.
JOHN BURNETT is a roving National Public Radio correspondent whose reports are heard regularly on Morning Edition and All Things Considered. While his primary focus concerns the issues and people of the Southwest United States, Burnett's beat stretches across the US and around the world, having reported from 25 different countries. His work has included coverage of Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. invasion of Iraq (where he served as an embedded reporter with the First Marine Division), the aftermath of the Sept. 11th attacks, the Drug War in the Americas, and the recent earthquake in Japan.
Further reading on Inflammatory Speech
- The Content and Context of Hate Speech: Rethinking Regulation and Responses
- Destructive Messages: How Hate Speech Paves the Way For Harmful Social Movements
- Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought
Free Speech... Let's Talk About It.
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