Nadine Strossen, former president of the American Civil Liberties Union, will visit Dickinson College to discuss threats to civil liberties Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m., in the Great Room of the Stern Center on West Louther Street between West and College streets in Carlisle. The event, part of the college’s Morgan Lectureship, is free and open to the public.
The first female president of the ACLU, Strossen held the top post at the organization from 1991 until last year. She has written, lectured and practiced extensively in the areas of constitutional law, civil liberties and international human rights.
Strossen gave the Constitution Address at Dickinson College in October 2001, during which she spoke of the impact of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on civil liberties. She has written two books and more than 300 articles for scholarly journals and general interest publications. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College in 1972 and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1975.
The Morgan Lectureship was endowed by the board of trustees in 1992, to honor the distinguished service of James Henry Morgan, who graduated from Dickinson in 1878 and went on to become professor of Greek, dean and president of the college. The lectureship brings to campus a scholar-in-residence to meet informally with individuals and class groups, and to deliver the Morgan Lecture on topics in the social sciences and humanities.
This event also is sponsored by the Career Center, the Political Science Department and The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues at Dickinson College. For more information, visit Web site or call 717-245-1875.