GREENVILLE, S.C.— Nadine Strossen, law professor at New York Law School and former president of the American Civil Liberties Union, will speak on the Furman University campus Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in Younts Conference Center.
Her talk, “The State of U.S. Civil Liberties: A Conversation with Nadine Strossen,” is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Furman’s College Democrats. Strossen will field questions from the audience as well as queries submitted in advance to email@example.com. A reception will be held afterward.
Strossen has written, lectured and practiced extensively in the areas of constitutional law, civil liberties and international human rights. From 1991 – 2008 she served as president of the American Civil Liberties Union, making her the first woman to head the nation’s largest and oldest civil liberties organization. Strossen retains leadership positions with the ACLU as a member of its National Advisory Council and co-chair of its Campaign for the Future.
The National Law Journal has twice named Strossen one of “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.” In 1996, Working Woman magazine listed her among the “350 Women Who Changed the World 1976 – 1996.” In 1997, Upside magazine included her in the “Elite 100: 100 Executives Leading the Digital Revolution.” In 1998, Vanity Fair magazine included Strossen in “America’s 200 Most Influential Women.” Ladies’ Home Journal named her among “America’s 100 Most Important Women” in 1999. In 2005, Strossen was honored by the University of Tulsa College of Law and the Tulsa Law Review, which made her scholarly work the subject of their Fifth Annual Legal Scholarship Symposium titled “Nadine Strossen: Scholar as Activist.”
Since becoming ACLU president, Strossen has made more than 200 public presentations per year before diverse audiences on more than 500 campuses and in many foreign countries. She comments frequently on legal issues in the national media, having appeared on virtually every national news program. She has been a monthly columnist for two webzines and a weekly commentator on the “Talk America Radio Network.”
In October 2001, Strossen made her professional theater debut as the guest star in Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, “The Vagina Monologues,” during a week-long run at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C.
For more information about the event, contact Glen Halva-Neubauer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (864) 294-3608.