February 22 – Threats to Freedom of Expression in the Age of Trump

In this NYU Center for the Humanities event, panelists discuss the history of freedom of speech and what the new administration means for First Amendment rights.

The election of Donald Trump has come with a broad attack on the press and on the freedom of political expression. What are likely to be the challenges to the First Amendment going forward, and how does America’s history of robust dissent support the protection of speech and press today?

The panel will be discussed in conjunction with two new books: Stephen Solomon’s Revolutionary Dissent and Floyd Abrams’ The Soul of the First Amendment.

Panelists include:

  • Floyd Abrams, Renowned First Amendment Attorney, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP; Author, The Soul of the First Amendment (forthcoming in April)
  • Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, New York Law School; President of the American Civil Liberties Union, 1991-2008;  Author, Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women’s Rights
  • Stephen Solomon, Associate Professor of Journalism, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University; Author, Revolutionary Dissent: How the Founding Generation Created the Freedom of Speech
  • Thomas Healy, Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School; Author, The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind—and Changed the History of Free Speech in America

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

Wednesday, February 22, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, 20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor