Lee Bollinger

Lee Bollinger appears in the following:

100 Years of Free Speech

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

What we have come to know as freedom of speech in the United States is relatively new, and very fragile.


Affirmative Action Returns to the Supreme Court

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

As affirmative action returns to the Supreme Court, Columbia University's Lee Bollinger stands in support of race-based admissions.

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Columbia's Lee Bollinger on Free Speech

Monday, March 09, 2015

Columbia University's President Lee Bollinger discusses the university's first freedom of speech awards.

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Affirmative Action and the Supreme Court

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University and author of Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open: A Free Press for a New Century, talks about the Supreme Court taking up the issue of affirmative action in college admissions.

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A New Legal Challenge to Affirmative Action

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Abigail Fisher, a white student from Sugarland, Texas, sued the University of Texas after she failed to receive admission. In "Fisher v. Texas," she claims she was turned down even though her application was just as strong as minority students who got in. Sometime in the fall, this case will be heard by the Supreme Court, the first affirmative action case heard in nearly a decade. With more conservative justices on the bench, the case could overturn the 2003 ruling that allows universities to take race into account during admissions as long as they didn't quantify their process.


American World Service

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University and author of Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open: A Free Press for a New Century, proposes that the U.S. government fund a world news service to compete with Al Jazeera or Xinhua News.

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Free Press in the New Century

Thursday, January 14, 2010

It's been a long road for freedom of the press in the United States -- and more challenges lay ahead, both here and around the world. Columbia University president Lee Bollinger discusess his new book Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open: A Free Press for a New Century, which takes ...

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Speaking Freely

Thursday, January 14, 2010

In his new book, Columbia University president Lee Bollinger explores the bumpy history of our country’s free press – and takes a look ahead to the challenges of expanding that freedom around the globe. Plus: updates on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission; and Rufus Griscom on what some parents are ...

Playing Host to Controversy

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University, explains the comments he made when he introduced Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yesterday.

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Obama’s Case for New York

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Barack Obama is campaigning in New York right now to make his case for president. Find out why he thinks he’d be a better president than the hometown candidates. Also, how much freedom of expression do you have in the workplace, and CNN commentator Jack Cafferty. Plus, we hear from ...

In the Affirmative: Education and Affirmative Action

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Ted Shaw, director-counsel and president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Lani Guinier, civil rights scholar, Bennet Boskey professor of law at Harvard University Law School and author of the forthcoming, Meritocracy Inc.: How Wealth Became Merit, Class Became Race, and College Education Became a Gift from the ...

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Zbig Picture

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Former national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski talks about our last three presidents and the post cold-war world. He critiques the foreign policy of the current president as well as former Presidents Bush and Clinton. He also looks at the challenge ahead for the current presidential hopefuls. Plus: muslims in America; ...