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Professor Nadine Strossen is president of the American Civil Liberties Union. She is the first woman and the youngest person to ever lead the ACLU. Professor Strossen also sits on the Council on Foreign Relations. She has been hailed as one of the most influential business leaders, women, or lawyers in such publications as the National Law Journal , Working Woman Magazine , Vanity Fair, and many others.
Strossen graduated from Harvard College in 1972, Phi Beta Kappa, and then graduated from Harvard Law School in 1975, magna cum laude. In college, she served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. She practiced law in Minneapolis and New York City for nine years before becoming a Professor of Law at New York Law School in 1989, a position she still holds.
In February, 1991, Nadine Strossen became the president of the American Civil Liberties Union, filling the vacancy left by the resignation of Norman Dorsen . As president, Strossen makes over 200 public presentations each year and gives frequent public commentary on civil liberties issues in the national media. She has appeared on virtually every US news program and has received numerous awards and honors.
Strossen is married to Eli M. Noam , a professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business. She is the author of two books: Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex and the Fight for Women's Rights (ISBN 0814781497) and Speaking of Race, Speaking of Sex: Hate Speech, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties (ISBN 0814730906).
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