Mon, Oct 16 2017 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm Central Library, Trustees’ Room
Freedom of Speech & Assembly After Charlottesville is a series of conversations with writers, academics, and legal experts on First Amendment rights. These sessions will be moderated by Dr. Norman Finkelstein and will be free to the public. This week we are joined by special guest Joan W. Scott.
Joan W. Scott is Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. She is a historian, known especially for her work on gender. Her new book is Sex and Secularism. A member of the American Association of University Professors, she has long served on its Committee for Academic Freedom and Tenure.
Norman Finkelstein received his doctorate in political theory in 1988 from the Princeton University Politics Department. He taught for two decades in the CUNY system, NYU and DePaul University (in Chicago). He has lectured on a broad range of subjects, and has written ten books that have been translated into more than 50 foreign editions. Finkelstein’s main fields of research and teaching are political theory, international law, and the Israel-Palestine conflict.
*Registration for each session will be limited to 35 participants. A short reading will be distributed to registered participants one week in advance of the event.