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The Core Curriculum

Democracy and The University

Course-wide Lecture, Spring 2003

by Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University

Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University addressed Core Curriculum students on "Democracy and the University" during the Spring 2003 Contemporary Civilization lecture.

Lee C. Bollinger is President of Columbia University and a member of the Law School faculty. His teaching and scholarship focus on free speech and the first amendment, on which he has published widely. Three highly acclaimed contributions to first amendment literature include Eternally Vigilant: Free Speech in the Modern Era (University of Chicago Press, 2001); Images of a Free Press (University of Chicago Press, 1991); and The Tolerant Society: Freedom of Speech and Extremist Speech in America (Oxford University Press, 1986). President Bollinger has received several honorary degrees and awards, including the National Humanitarian Award from the National Conference on Community and Justice.

Lee C. Bollinger became the nineteenth President of Columbia University on June 1, 2002.

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About Lee C. Bollinger

Produced Spring 2002 by Columbia College Information Technology