Professor Nadine Strossen’s Book Tour Takes Her Across the Country

Since publishing her widely celebrated book HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship this spring, Professor Nadine Strossen has traveled nationally and internationally to share the book’s central message—that the best way to resist hate and promote equality is not censorship, but rather vigorous “counterspeech” and activism. Find upcoming events below.

She reaffirmed her gratitude to the NYLS research assistants who have assisted her throughout: Dennis Futoryan 3L, Nana Khachaturyan ’18, Kasey Kimball ’18Stefano Perez ’18, and Rick Shea ’18.

“NYLS research assistants have played vitally important roles throughout the entire process of conceptualizing and finalizing my book,” she said. “They provided essential information for the proposal, the book itself, and our promotion strategies. Moreover, they completely prepared the endnotes, led by Kasey.”

Tour Highlights

Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago

On June 10, Professor Strossen spoke at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, the largest literary festival in the Midwest. The distinguished panel also included Professor Laura Kipnis of Northwestern University School of Communication and Geoffrey R. Stone, the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, who edited Professor Strossen’s new book.

At the event, she said, “Through enormous experience of my own observing and studying experiences in other countries and throughout history, I profoundly believe that censoring so-called hate speech, much as it may be well-intended, actually in practical impact does more harm than good …”

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Nadine Strossen Author, "Hate Speech" Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship" Book TV C-Span2 at Printers Row Lit Fest

Catching Up With Alumni

NYLS alumna poses with former professor Nadine Strossen in Chicago

Rachel DeLetto ’09 (left) and Nadine Strossen (right)

At many points along her tour, Professor Strossen has happily greeted alumni attendees. In late April, she appeared at the Bay Area Book Festival program “Resisting Hate with Free Speech,” where she was joined by Berkeley School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. Rachel DeLetto ’09, who lives in the area, stopped by to see her former professor.

Next Up

In the coming weeks, Professor Strossen will appear at the following events:

Sunday, June 24–Friday, June 29
Aspen Ideas Festival
Aspen, Colorado

Monday, July 3, 2018, 18:30–20:00 BST
HATE: Why We Should Resist it with Free Speech, Not Censorship
London School of Economics
New Academic Building
Alumni Theatre
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 18:45–20:00 BST
Free Speech, Not Censorship with Nadine Strossen and Eric Heinze
Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design
16-17 Greek Street
London W1D 4DR

Eric Heinze is Professor of Law and Humanities at Queen Mary University of London and a renowned British free speech expert.
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Stay tuned to and NYLS’s social media channels for tour highlights.

Nadine Strossen speaking on stage at book event