President of the Open Society Institute and former National Executive Director of the ACLU
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
"From its founding in 1920, the primary purpose of the American Civil Liberties Union has been to defend freedom of speech... The ACLU, therefore, feels obliged to defend any group denied the freedom to speak... Many of the ACLU's battles in the noble cause of freedom of speech have been waged on behalf of despicable clients... [Because] abridgements of freedom are directed first against the most universally despised."
Experts Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
Involvement and Affiliations:
President, Open Society Institute; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Open Society Policy Center, 1993-present
Member, Board of Directors, Media Development Loan Fund (MDLF)
Contributor, New York Review of Books, Guardian, and Foreign Policy
Executive Director and Founder, Human Rights Watch, 1978-1993
Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University, 1978-1991
National Executive Director, ACLU, 1970-1978
Executive Director, New York Civil Liberties Union, 1965-1970
Former Contributor, New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, International Herald Tribune, and Huffington Post
Former Human Rights Columnist, The Nation
Former Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University