(The Lecture has been rescheduled from Thursday, Sept 29th, 2011 to Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011)
The Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights proudly presents "Civil Rights in a Post-9/11 World" by Prof. David Cole.
David Cole, a Georgetown University Law Center professor, has litigated many significant constitutional cases in the Supreme Court, including Texas v. Johnson and United States v. Eichman, which extended First Amendment protection to flag burning; National Endowment for the Arts v. Finley, which challenged political content restriction on NEA funding; and most recent, Holder v. Humanitarin Law Project, which challenged the constitutionality of the statute prohibiting "material support" to terrorist groups, making speech that advocates peace and human rights a crime. He has ben involved in many of the nation's most important cases involving civil liberties and national security, including the case of Maher Arar, a Canadian citizen rendered by U.S. officials to Syria and tortured there.
A light reception will follow the lecture.