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President of Columbia University on freedom of speech

Lee Bollinger Date: 31 Dec, 2010

Monday 1st February from 6.30 - 8pm 
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

In a talk chaired by LSE Director Howard Davies, Lee Bollinger, President of Columbia University, will present his new book 'Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open: A Free Press for new Century' and discuss the freedoms of speech and the press.

Bollinger became the President of Columbia University on June 1, 2002. He is also a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Washington Post Company, a Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company of Great Britain, and a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board.

Widely published on legal and constitutional issues involving free speech and press, Bollinger books include: ‘Eternally Vigilant: Free Speech in the Modern Era’; ‘Images of a Free Press; The Tolerant Society: Freedom of Speech and Extremist Speech in America’; and ‘Contract Law in Modern Society: Cases and Materials’. He continues to teach an undergraduate course, “Freedom of Speech and Press” at Columbia each year.

This event is free and open to the public, places will be available on a first come, first served, basis.

Keywords: Columbia, LSE, free press, free speech