Nadine Strossen is an American civil liberties activist who was president of the American Civil Liberties Union from February 1991 to October 2008. She's currently a professor at New York Law School. Nadine is an outspoken critic of cancel culture and argues strenuously for the protection of liberal values. She also offers a spirited defense of the current ACLU.
Numerous LGBTQ+ Jews have been at the frontlines of the battle for free speech. What about their experience reinforces the importance of open discourse? What can the free speech movement learn from the gay rights movement? Moderated by Dr. Pamela Paresky with panelists Jonathan Rauch, Jessica Emami, James Kirchick, and Blake Flayton.
In this edition of SpeechCast, David Bernstein interviews civil libertarian, author, and feminist Wendy Kaminer. David asked Wendy why she chose not to sign the “Jewish Harper’s letter,” even though she agreed with much in it. Listen to her answer. A long-time Board member of the ACLU, Wendy explains why she became a critic of the organization.
JILV Founder David Bernstein interviews Rebecca Roiphe, a Trustee Professor of Law at New York Law School where she studies legal ethics and the history of law. She also happens to be the daughter of famed feminist writer Anne Roiphe. A signatory of the “Jewish Harper’s Letter”, Rebecca and David discuss among other issues the rise of Critical Social Justice and its deleterious effects on academia, public policy, and social discourse.
As you can imagine, these prominent figures from the FSU who grew up in a totalitarian environment have something to say about the current ideological moment in America. The inaugural live stream is moderated by Dr. Pamela Paresky, Chair of the Jewish Institute for Liberal Values. Opening remarks by Natan Sharansky. Panelists include Cathy Young, Maxim D. Shrayer, Izabella Tabarovsky, and Oleg Ivanov.
The long-awaited Pew Study on American Jews was released this week. It revealed a growingly diverse community. It also revealed that Ira Sheskin and Arnold Dashefsky who were publicly pilloried one year ago for writing an article suggesting that the number of Jews of color is likely much less than the 12-15 percent figure given by another study, were right. Ira speaks with JILV founder David Bernstein in his first on the record talk since the controversy erupted.
The Jewish Institute for Liberal Values and The Speech Project of the Jewish Journal present their first joint venture. SpeechCast with David Bernstein. Episode 1 with guest Monica Osborne, editor of The Speech Project of The Jewish Journal.