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February Monday

Virtual Program | The Rights and Limits of Free Speech


In the wake of the lies told at the January 6 rally that resulted in the assault on our nation’s Capitol building, Ian Rosenberg’s new book “The Fight for Free Speech” provides an urgent perspective on the limits and protections of the First Amendment. From taking a knee to Nazi protests, from MAGA rallies to social media bans, our democracy is engaged in an ever-evolving process to thread a needle between free expression and protection of our basic liberties. Rosenberg discusses the scope and limits of our right to free speech through the case history in his book, and what the future may hold for freedom of expression in these charged times. Former long-time ABC News correspondent and Pulitzer Prize finalist John Donvan leads the discussion which CBH is pleased to present on the eve of the book’s release.


Monday, February 08, 2021

6:30 pm

Virtual Program via Zoom Webinar


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  • Headshot - Ian Rosenberg, Author, The Fight for Free Speech

    Ian Rosenberg

    Ian Rosenberg, author of The Fight for Free Speech, has more than twenty years of experience as a media lawyer, and has worked as legal counsel for ABC News since 2003. He graduated magna cum laude from Cornell Law School and began his legal career clerking for a United States District Judge in Brooklyn. He is also an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, and teaches media law at Brooklyn College. Follow him @freespeechbook.

  • Headshot -John Donvan

    John Donvan

    John Donvan is the coauthor of In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. He was a multiple Emmy Award-winning correspondent for ABC News for more than three decades, and is the moderator of the Intelligence Squared U.S. debate series. Find him on Twitter at @johndonvan.