POLYMATHIC BOOK CLUB:
The Short Life and Curious Death of Free Speech in America
BY ELLIS COSE
Applications due Friday, March 19, 9pm PT
The book club will meet twice: Wednesday, April 14th from 6-7 pm [PST] where student members will meet to discuss the book as a whole; and then on Wednesday, April 21st from 6-7 pm, author Ellis Cose will join us for an in-depth, polymathic conversation about his research for the book and how free speech relates to the current fraught state of democracy and its role in civic life.
If interested, please email your name, major, and a short paragraph (<100 words) describing your interest to Hanna Fahsholtz (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Karin Huebner (email@example.com). Applications are due Friday March 19 at 9pm PT. Selected students will be notified and sent a Kindle copy of the book free of charge.
Ellis Cose is a critically-acclaimed journalist and the bestselling author of a dozen books on issues of national and international concern, including Democracy, If We Can Keep It, the definitive history of the American Civil Liberties Union, where he was also the inaugural writer in residence. For 17 years, Cose was a columnist and contributing editor for Newsweek magazine. Today he is a contributing columnist for USA Today and Yahoo News. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy (CCLP).