OVF-Espresso presents exclusive Quick Center Broadcast from 92Y


Alan Dershowitz with Jeffrey Toobin
8 p.m. (live) Monday, November 4, 2013
Pre-lecture at 7:30 p.m. and Post-event panel discussion at Quick Center
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University
Tickets: $12

Image: Dershowitz and ToobinAt 8 p.m. on Monday, November 4, 2013, Fairfield University presents an exclusive live broadcast in the Quick Center for the Arts' Wien Experimental Theatre, from New York City's 92nd Street Y with attorney and author Alan Dershowitz interviewed by author, CNN analyst, and The New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin. The program, "My Life in Law," continues Fairfield University's Open VISIONS Forum-Espresso partnership with 92nd Street Y, New York's premier cultural institution and community center. Tickets are $12.

The program also includes a pre-lecture and post-event discussion, both originating from the Quick Center. At 7:30 p.m., Connecticut attorney Alan Neigher presents the lecture "Highlights of Alan Dershowitz's Legal Career." Mr. Neigher also joins a post-broadcast discussion with Philip Eliasoph, Ph.D., professor of art history and OVF founder/director, and Debra Strauss, J.D., associate professor of business law. "I am looking forward to an interesting evening of dialogue about Dershowitz's career and impact on the legal community," said Dr. Strauss.

America's most prominent legal mind and the #1 bestselling author of Chutzpah and The Best Defense, Alan Dershowitz recounts his legal autobiography, describing how he came to the law, as well as the cases that have changed American jurisprudence over the past 50 years, most of which he has personally been involved in. In his newly published book, Taking the Stand, Dershowitz reveals the evolution of his own thinking on such fundamental issues as censorship and the First Amendment, Civil Rights, Abortion, homicide and the increasing role that science plays in a legal defense. Professor Alan M. Dershowitz is a Brooklyn native who has been called "the nation's most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer" and one of its "most distinguished defenders of individual rights," "the best-known criminal lawyer in the world," "the top lawyer of last resort," "America's most public Jewish defender" and "Israel's single most visible defender - the Jewish state's lead attorney in the court of public opinion." He is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Dershowitz, a graduate of Brooklyn College and Yale Law School, joined the Harvard Law School faculty at age 25 after clerking for Judge David Bazelon and Justice Arthur Goldberg. He has also published more than 1000 articles in magazines, newspapers, journals and blogs such as The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, Huffington Post, Newsmax, Jerusalem Post and Ha'aretz.

Jeffrey Toobin is the bestselling author of The Nine, Too Close to Call, A Vast Conspiracy, and The Run of His Life. He is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the senior legal analyst at CNN. At The New Yorker since 1993, he writes about legal affairs. He joined CNN in 2002 after seven years with ABC News. In 2000, he received an Emmy Award for his coverage of the Eliàn Gonzàlez case. His most recent book, "The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court," was published in 2007. Before joining The New Yorker, Toobin served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Brooklyn, New York. He also served as an associate counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh."

Open VISIONS Forum-Espresso is an on-the-go sister series to the University's long-established signature lecture series Open VISIONS Forum (OVF). While OVF announces its season well in advance, OVF-Espresso will announce new events throughout the year, bringing some of the world's top thinkers, authors, trendsetters and opinion-makers to campus and the greater community.

For tickets, call the Quick Center Box Office at (203) 254-4010, or visit www.fairfield.edu/ovf.

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Free, secure parking is available. Access for people with disabilities is available. Fairfield University is located off exit 22 of Interstate-95. For further information and directions, call (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, or visit www.quickcenter.com.

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu

Posted on October 25, 2013

Vol. 46, No. 94