In 1999, criminal defense attorney Harvey Silverglate joined with University of Pennsylvania professor Alan Charles Kors to found the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.
On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we connect with Silverglate at his office in Cambridge, Mass. to discuss FIRE’s founding, the origins of his interest in campus civil liberties, and what he sees for his creation’s future.
Join FIRE in celebrating our 20th anniversary in New York City on Oct. 24. The event will feature a keynote address from author Salman Rushdie. Tickets and sponsorships are available at thefire.org/anniversary.
- Podcast transcript
- Video of interview
- Short, FIRE-produced documentary about Harvey Silverglate
- “The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America’s Campuses” by Alan Charles Kors and Harvey Silverglate
- “Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent” by Harvey Silverglate
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