Nadine Strossen has written, taught, and advocated extensively in the areas of constitutional law and civil liberties, including through frequent media interviews. From 1991 to 2008, she served as President of the American Civil Liberties Union, the first woman to head the nation’s largest and oldest civil liberties organization. Professor Strossen is a Senior Fellow at FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, and she serves on the Advisory Boards of the ACLU, Academic Freedom Alliance, Heterodox Academy, National Coalition Against Censorship, and the University of Austin.
Her 2018 book, HATE: Why We Should Resist It With Free Speech, Not Censorship
, has been widely praised by ideologically diverse experts. Her earlier book, Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women’s Rights
, was named by The New York Times
as a “Notable Book” of 1995.
The National Law Journal
has named Strossen one of America’s "100 Most Influential Lawyers," and several other publications have named her one of the country’s most influential women.
Professor Strossen is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.