Nadine Strossen is a chaired professor of law at New York Law School and the immediate past president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). She served in this role from 1991 to 2008. Ms. Strossen has made thousands of public presentations before diverse audiences, including on more than 500 campuses and in many foreign countries. Her latest book is HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship. It has been endorsed by diverse experts, including Harvard Professor Cornel West, University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer, and former Education Secretary and U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN).
Her 1995 book, Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women's Rights, was named by The New York Times as a “notable book” of that year. The National Law Journal named Strossen one of America’s “100 Most Influential Lawyers,” and several other national publications have named her as one of the country’s most influential women. She was recognized with the American Bar Association’s 2017 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award.
When Ms. Strossen stepped down as ACLU president in 2008, three ideologically diverse Supreme Court Justices participated in her farewell luncheon: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Antonin Scalia, and David Souter. She currently serves on the national advisory boards of the ACLU, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), and Heterodox Academy. Ms. Strossen is a graduate of Harvard College and earned a law degree from Harvard Law School.