Library Welcomes ACLU President for Speakers Series

CALS invites community to Ron Robinson Theater for Susan Herman presentation

Who: Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service will host American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) President Susan N. Herman at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater.

What: Herman’s talk is titled “A Democrat and a Republican Walk into a Bar: Civil Liberties and Non-partisanship.” She was elected president of the ACLU in October 2008, after having served on the ACLU National Board of Directors, as a member of the Executive Committee, and as General Counsel. She holds a chair as Centennial Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, where she teaches courses in Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure, and seminars on Law and Literature, and Terrorism and Civil Liberties.

Herman writes extensively on constitutional and criminal procedure topics for scholarly and other publications, ranging from law reviews and books to periodicals and online publications. Her most recent book, Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy, is the winner of the 2012 Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize.

The talk is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested at

When and Where:  
Thursday, October 24, 6:00 p.m., CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Avenue, Little Rock.

For more information about the CALS Speaker Series, email or call 918-3098.