June 1, 2017
6:00-7:30 PM; Reception to follow
Join the International House Global Voices Program, the Pozen Family Center for Human, and the Institute of Politics in welcoming the National Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) David Cole for the annual Robert H. Kirschner Human Rights Memorial Lecture series.
David Cole is the National Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union. As a professor at Georgetown University and attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights and the ACLU, he has litigated issues involving the use of secret evidence, the protection of flag-burning as political speech, supporting the free speech rights of immigrants, and against the suppression of peace advocacy criminalized as “material support for terrorism.” He is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and has authored and co-authored many books including Engines of Liberty: The Power of Citizen Activists to Make Constitutional Law (Basic Books, 2016).
This annual lecture series honor the life and work of Robert H. Kirschner, MD, 1940-2002, noted forensic pathologist and a founder of the University of Chicago Human Rights Program. This event is supported by the family and friends of Robert H. Kirschner and other donors.
Free and open to the public with registration.
Sponsored by the International House Global Voices Program, the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, and the Institute of Politics.