free speech NOW! events

free speech
NOW! events

speakers

Speaker

Nick Gillespie Editor-in-chief, Reason.com

Nick Gillespie is editor-in-chief of Reason.com and Reason TV, the online platforms of the libertarian magazine Reason. He is co-author of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America, and has written for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, among others. READ MORE

Speaker

Greg Lukianoff President, FIRE

Greg Lukianoff is the president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a non-profit foundation defending free speech and individual liberty on university campuses. He is the author of Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, and a graduate of Stanford Law School.
READ MORE

Speaker

David L Hudson Jr First Amendment ombudsman, Newseum

David L Hudson Jr is a law professor and First Amendment Ombudsman for the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center. He is the author of Let The Students Speak: A History of the Fight for Free Expression in American Schools and writes regularly for the ABA Journal. READ MORE

Speaker

Jeffrey Rosen president, National Constitution Center

Jeffrey Rosen is the president and CEO of the National Constitution Center. He is a professor at George Washington University Law School, and has written for the New York Times, Atlantic Monthly and the New Yorker. He is the author of The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America. READ MORE

Speaker

Brendan O'Neill Editor, spiked

Brendan O’Neill is the editor of spiked, a Big Issue columnist, a Daily Telegraph blogger, and has written for publications including the Spectator, the Wall Street Journal and the Australian. He has been described as 'one of Britain’s leading left-wing thinkers' by the Daily Mail, and as a 'professional troll', also by the Daily Mail. READ MORE

Speaker

Michael C Moynihan Journalist

Michael C Moynihan is a columnist at the Daily Beast and host of the Vice News show 'The Business of Life'. Formerly managing editor at VICE and cultural editor at the Daily Beast, Moynihan is also a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal and has written for the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and the New York Post. READ MORE

Speaker

Wendy Kaminer lawyer and social critic

Wendy Kaminer is a lawyer and social critic. She has written for the New York Times and Atlantic Monthly, among others, and has authored seven books. An ex-board member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), she now serves on the Secular Coalition for America's advisory board.
READ MORE

Speaker

Edwina Rogers CEO, Secular Policy Institute

Edwina Rogers worked for both Bush presidencies and four Senators. She served as vice president of health policy for the ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), and was the executive director of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative. She has been a regular newspaper, journal and cable-news contributor. READ MORE

Speaker

Rev Robert A Sirico co-founder, Acton Institute

Rev Sirico co-founded the Acton Institute and lectures around the world. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Financial Times and National Review. He is a member of the Mont Pèlerin Society, the American Academy of Religion and the Philadelphia Society. READ MORE

Speaker

Gregory S Baylor senior counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom

Gregory S Baylor serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom. Baylor previously served as director with the Christian Legal Society Center for Law & Religious Freedom. Baylor has been admitted to the US Supreme Court; the US Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Texas. READ MORE

Speaker

Nadine Strossen campaigner and academic

Nadine Strossen is a professor of law at the New York Law School. She was president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) from 1991 to 2008. Her book, Defending Pornography, has been widely acclaimed, and she was named one of 'The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America' by the National Law Journal. READ MORE

Speaker

Ray Suarez Host, Inside Story

Ray Suarez is host of Inside Story on Al Jazeera America. Previously, he worked on PBS’ NewsHour as its chief national correspondent, hosted National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation and reported for Chicago’s NBC-owned station WMAQ-TV. Suarez is the author of the critically acclaimed Latino Americans. READ MORE

Speaker

Courtney C Radsch Advocacy director, Committee to Protect Journalists

Courtney C Radsch is the advocacy director at the Committee to Protect Journalists. She joined CPJ in 2014 after working for UNESCO's Section for Freedom of Expression. She has also worked for Al-Arabiya in Dubai, the Daily Star in Lebanon, and the New York Times. She is a blogger for the Huffington Post. READ MORE

Speaker

Gene Policinski COO, Newseum Institute

Gene Policinski is chief operating officer of Newseum Institute and senior vice president of the First Amendment Center. A veteran, award-winning journalist, Policinski has held news leadership positions in newspapers, radio, television and online operations, including USA Today and Speaking Freely. READ MORE

Speaker

Simon Marks President, Feature News Story

Simon is the president and chief correspondent of Feature Story News (FSN). He created the company in 1992, and today it operates fully-staffed news bureaus in Washington, DC, New York, San Francisco, London, Brussels and Moscow. He helped re-launch America’s PBS NewsHour in December 2009. READ MORE

Speaker

Mandy Jenkins newsroom director, Storyful

Mandy Jenkins is the newsroom director for Storyful, a 24/7 social-news agency. She was previously the managing editor for Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome, the social-news editor for politics at the Huffington Post and the social-media editor for Washington, DC local-news startup TBD. READ MORE

Speaker

Jane Hall associate professor and journalist

Jane Hall is an associate professor at American University and a journalist/media analyst. A former commentator on Fox News Watch and media reporter at the Los Angeles Times, she now appears on CNN's Reliable Sources, and contributes to the Columbia Journalism Review and the Harvard International Journal of Press and Politics. READ MORE

Share This

Stay in touch

Get the Free Speech NOW! newsletter

Donate

Your support is vital - help our fight for free speech today!

Speaker

Partners and sponsors

A Sponsor.A Sponsor.A Sponsor.
A Sponsor.A Sponsor.A Sponsor.