Strossen to speak at St. Norbert as part of Norman and Louis Miller Lecture series

Nadine Strossen

De Pere, Wis. — Nadine Strossen will present the Fall 2021 Norman and Louis Miller Lecture in Public Understanding at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, via Zoom.

The lecture, “How Should We Resist Hate? Free Speech vs. Censorship” is free and open to the public. Registration is required before the lecture in order to be emailed the Zoom link. Go to snc.edu/go/resisthate.

Strossen’s presentation will coincide with the central objectives of the Miller Lecture —“celebrating human dignity and encouraging better understanding between people”— and argue that they are best promoted by freedom of speech, even hateful, extremist and false speech.

Strossen is the John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School and is a specialist in constitutional law, civil liberties and international human rights. Strossen graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Strossen is the immediate past president of the American Civil Liberties Union, serving from 1991 to 2008, the first woman to lead the nation’s largest and oldest civil liberties organization. Strossen was recognized for her teaching and the award for the best book in 2019 during NYLS’s commencement.

Strossen now serves on the advisory boards of the ACLU, EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center), FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) and Heterodox Academy. In addition, she is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

The Norman and Louis Miller Lecture in Public Understanding was established in 1993 by the Norman Miller Family Foundation to honor Norman’s brother, Louis Miller, who died in 1989. When Norman died in 2008, his name was added to the lecture series, which promotes unity, communication and tolerance among different cultures, religions, ethnicities and traditions.

For more information, call the Norman Miller Center at 920-403-3881 or go to the website at nmc@snc.edu.


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