Distributed March 19, 2001
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Mary Jo Curtis



Meiklejohn Lecture

ACLU President Nadine Strossen to speak on ‘Cyberliberties’ April 5
Nadine Strossen, president of the American Civil Liberties Union, will deliver the 35th annual Alexander Meiklejohn Lecture on Thursday, April 5, 2001, at 7 p.m. in Sayles Hall on The College Green. The public is welcome.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Nadine Strossen, president of the American Civil Liberties Union, will deliver the 35th annual Alexander Meiklejohn Lecture on Thursday, April 5, 2001, at 7 p.m. in Sayles Hall on The College Green. Strossen will speak on “Cyberliberties.”

Strossen was elected president of the ACLU in 1991 and is the first woman to head the nation’s largest and oldest civil liberties organization. A professor of law at New York Law School, she has written, lectured and practiced extensively in the areas of constitutional law, civil liberties and international human rights.

The National Law Review 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 1998 Vanity Fair included Strossen among “America’s 200 Most Influential Women,” and in 1999 Ladies Home Journal listed her among “America’s 100 Most Important Women.”

Strossen’s writings have been published in many scholarly and general interest publications. She is the author of Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women’s Rights (Scribner 1995), which was named by The New York Times as a “notable book” of 1995, and the co-author of Speaking of Race, Speaking of Sex: Hate Speech, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties (NYU Press 1995).

The Meiklejohn Lecture honors the memory of the distinguished educator, alumnus and civil libertarian Alexander Meiklejohn. The lectureship was endowed by Louis Schweitzer.

This event is free and open to the public. Technical assistance is available for the hearing impaired. Those with special needs should please contact the University in advance at (401) 863-2474 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.

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