Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lectures - 1991 - 2012


1991

Robert M. O'Neil
Professor of Law and Founding Director
Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression
University of Virginia

"Inaugural Lecture"


1992

Lee C. Bollinger
Dean and Professor of Law
University of Michigan Law School

"The Open-Minded Soldier and the University"


1993

Catharine R. Stimpson
University Professor and Dean of the Graduate School
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

"Dirty Minds, Dirty Bodies, Clean Speech"


1994

Walter P. Metzger
Emeritus Professor of History
Columbia University

"A Walk Along the New Frontiers of Academic Freedom"


1995

Linda Ray Pratt
Professor of English
University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Past-President, AAUP

"Academic Freedom and the Merits of Uncertainty"


1996

Avern Cohn
United States District Judge
Eastern District of Michigan

"Academic Freedom: A Trial Judge's View"


1997

Roger Wood Wilkins
Clarence J. Robinson Professor of
History and American Culture
George Mason University

" Opportunity and Academic Integrity"


1998

Eugene L. Roberts, Jr.
Professor of Journalism
University of Maryland - College Park

" Free Speech, Free Press: Free Society"


1999

David A. Hollinger
Chancellor's Professor of History
University of California at Berkeley

"Universities and Cosmopolitanism"


2000

Anthony Lewis
Columnist
The New York Times

"Freedom: The Seamless Web"


2001

Vartan Gregorian
President
Carnegie Corporation of New York

"Universities in the Twenty-first Century: Perils, Challanges, and Prospects"


2002

Catharine A. MacKinnon
Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law
University of Michigan Law School

"From Powerlessness to Power: The Uses of Academic Freedom"


2003

David D. Cole
Professor of Law
Georgetown University Law Center

"Freedom and Terror: September 11th and the 21st Century Challenge"


2004

Noam Chomsky
Institute Professor and Professor of Linguistics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Illegal but Legitimate: A Dubious Doctrine for the Times"


2005

Floyd Abrams
William J. Brennan, Jr. Visiting Professor of First Amendment Law
Columbia
University Graduate School of Journalism
 
Partner, Cahill, Gordon & Reindel

"Whose Academic Freedom? "

 


2006

Bill Keller
Executive Editor, The New York Times

"Editors in Chains:
Secrets, Security and the Press"

 


2007

Nadine Strossen
President, American Civil Liberties Union
Professor of Law, New York Law School

"Defending Freedom:
Even for Thoughts We Hate"



2008

Cass R. Sunstein
Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law
Harvard Law School

"My University.com; My Government.com:
Is the Internet Really a Blessing for Democracy"



2009

Philip Hamburger
Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law
Columbia University Law School

"Galileo's Ghost: 17th Century Censorship
in 21st Century America"


2010

Michael A. Olivas
William B. Bates Distinguished Chair in Law
Director of the Institute for Higher Education Law and Governance
University of Houston Law Center

"God, Grades, and Sex:
The Developing Law of the College Classroom "


2011

Ellen W. Schrecker
Professor of History
Yeshiva University

"The Lost Soul of Higher Education:
Corporatization, the Assault on Academic Freedom,
and the End of the American University
"

 

2012

Robert C. Post
Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law
 
Yale Law School

"The Constitutional Meaning of Academic Freedom" 

 

2013

Marjorie Heins
Founding Director
 
Free Exprerssion Policy Project

"Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court,
Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge"

 

 

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