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Columbia: Holds 11th Annual Benrubi Lecture

For the eleventh year, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health is holding the ISIDORE I. BENRUBI Lecture in the History and Ethics of Public Health, Department of Sociomedical Sciences. Keynote speakers are Mr. Aryeh Neier, president emeritus, Open Society Foundation, and cofounder of Human Rights Watch, and Dr. Jeremy Waldron, University Professor at NYU Law School and former University Professor at Columbia Law School. The talk is titled, “Hate Speech on Campus and the First Amendment: An American Dilemma.”

Mr. Neier, an American human rights activist, is the recipient of seven honorary degrees and numerous awards from such organizations as the American Bar Association, the Swedish Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the Committee to Protect Journalists.

A prolific scholar, Dr. Waldron has written extensively on jurisprudence and political theory, including books and articles on theories of rights, constitutionalism, the rule of law, democracy, property, torture, security, homelessness, and the philosophy of international law.

Established in 2007, The Isidore I. Benrubi Lecture was named and endowed by Dr. Guy Benrubi and his family, in honor of their father, Dr. Isidore Benrubi, a physician and friend of Columbia Mailman School. We thank the Benrubi family for their generous support.

Past Benrubi honorees include New York Times columnist Mr. Paul Krugman, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Ms. Laurie Garrett, and Dr. Joseph Stiglitz.

Isadore I. Benrubi Lecture
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

4:00–6:00 p.m.
Reception immediately following

The Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center

Columbia University Medical Center

104 Haven Avenue, NYC


The event is free and open to the Columbia community and special guests.

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