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Uninhibited, Robust and Wide-Open: a free press for a new century


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Speaker(s): Lee Bollinger
Chair: Howard Davies

Recorded on 1 February 2010 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.

Bollinger explores the meaning of freedom of the press in our globalised, internet-dominated era. Lee C. Bollinger became the nineteenth President of Columbia University on June 1, 2002. A prominent advocate of affirmative action, he played a leading role in the twin Supreme Court cases - Grutter v Bollinger and Gratz v Bollinger - that upheld and clarified the importance of diversity as a compelling justification for affirmative action in higher education. A leading First Amendment scholar, he is widely published on freedom of speech and press, and currently serves on the faculty of Columbia Law School.

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