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Speaker Series Opens with Civil Liberties Expert

Nadine Strossen, former president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and law professor at New York Law School, will open the Lindenwood University 2013-14 Speaker Series at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Spellmann Center’s Anheuser-Busch Leadership Room. Admission is free.

Strossen’s topic will be “Surveillance Society and the Threat to our Civil Rights.” A Harvard Law School graduate, Strossen is a member of the ACLU’s National Advisory Council and the Council on Foreign Relations. She has written, lectured, and practiced extensively in the areas of constitutional law, civil liberties, and international human rights.

From 1991 to 2008, she headed the nation’s largest and oldest civil liberties organization, the ACLU, and was the first woman to do so. Before becoming a law professor, Strossen practiced law for nine years in her hometown of Minneapolis and in New York City.

She has been included in the National Law Journal’s “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” list, Vanity Fair’s list of “America’s 200 Most Influential Women,” and Ladies’ Home Journal’s “America’s 100 Most Important Women” list.

Also appearing in the Lindenwood University 2013-14 Speaker Series:

Shawn Johnson - Oct. 24, 2013, 7 p.m., Hyland Arena - The Olympic gold medalist (2008) and Dancing with the Stars winner (2009) will speak on “Winning Balance.”

Daymond John - Nov. 14, 2013, 7 p.m., J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts—Bezemes Family Theater - CEO of FUBU Clothing, John is a featured investor on ABC’s Shark Tank. He will speak on “Fundamental Keys for Business and Personal Success.”

Deborah Horan - Feb. 18, 2014, 7 p.m., Spellmann Campus Center—Anheuser-Busch Leadership Room - A journalist who has covered the Middle East since 1993, Horan will present, “My Observations on Israel and the Middle East.”

Adam Steltzner - March 25, 2014, 7 p.m., J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts—Bezemes Family Theater - Steltzner was the lead NASA engineer for the Curiosity Mars rover landing, which amazed the world. Steltzner will present, “How Curiosity Changed My Life.”

Mark Noah - April 22, 2014, 7 p.m., Spellmann Campus Center—Anheuser-Busch Leadership Room - Noah, who has a passion for historic airplanes, is also the founder of History Flight, which has dedicated itself to finding the locations of American missing-in-action service members. He will present, “Finding the Fallen: The Search for America’s Missing-in-Action Servicemen.”

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