Corliss Lamont Centenary Civil Liberties Forum

A debate entitled: “Must our Civil Liberties be Relinquished Under the Threat of Terrorism?”

Columbia University Law School
Jerome L. Greene Hall (JG101)
435 West 116th Street at Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027, USA
4 PM to 9 PM — Friday, April 5, 2002

These discussions were held in honor of Humanist, Patriot, and Defender of Civil Liberties, Corliss Lamont, as an observation of his Centenary. He was born March 28, 1902.

Professor Vincent A. Blasi, who occupies the endowed Corliss Lamont Civil Liberties Chair at Columbia University, delivered the keynote address. Invited speakers included the following individuals.

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The schedule of events was as follows.

   4:00 PM to 6:00 PM - First Panel
   6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Reception
   7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Second Panel

This Centenary Program began with a screening of a documentary film entitled, Corliss Lamont: Renegade Patriot, created by Jonathan Heap, Corliss Lamont's grandson. Audio and video highlights from the film are available on this Web site.

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