Catherine J. Ross

Future and Recent Appearances

Catherine in Conversation with Floyd Abrams and Robert Post

September 1, 2021

Abrams Conversations: What Does Free Speech Mean on Campus?

A Right to Lie, Andrea Mitchell Center on Democracy

April 15, 2021

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The Constitution is Not a Suicide Pact: Freedom of Speech, Assembly, and Insurrection

February 25, 2021

Panel discussion

The Insurrection at the Capitol and Its Legal Implications

January 14, 2021

On impeachment

December 6, 2017

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Silencing Speech, Diminishing Discourse: Threats to Democracy on Campus and Beyond

October 20, 2017
Washington, DC,

The Distinguished Speaker Series, Exploring Social Justice

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Conference on Civil Liberties on Campus

April 29, 2016
Constitutional Law Center
Palo Alto, California

Freedom Day

April 13, 2016
Philadelphia, PA

Open to Public

Book Sales & Signing

April 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm EDT
2289 Broadway at 82nd St.
New York, NY

With comments by Floyd Abrams.

Open to Public

Distinguished Author Series

April 6, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
6 Appian Way
Cambridge, MA

Open to Public

Annual meeting of editors and advisors from 2,500 high school publications

March 18, 2016
Columbia School of Journalism
New York, NY

Book Event on Lessons in Censorship

March 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Washington D.C.,

Open to Public

The Battle Over Free Speech on College Campuses

March 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm EST
1155 E. 57th St
Chicago, IL

Moderating a discussion by Colby College Professor Aaron Hanlon, CEO and President of FIRE Greg Lukianoff, and U Chicago Law Professor Geoffrey Stone

Open to Public

Putting the First Amendment Second: The Censorial Impulse and the 21st Century Threat to Free Speech.

March 1, 2016
New York, NY

Plenary Speaker along with White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Danny Marti, Harvard Physicist Eric Mazur, and a major speaker TBA.

Annual Meeting

Book talk with sales and signing

February 26, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Cambridge, MA

Open to Public

Faculty Book Series

February 16, 2016
Cambridge, MA

With respondents Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law; Paul Horwitz, Visiting Professor of Law; and Michael Gregory, Clinical Professor of Law.  Sales and signing.


Talk at Columbia University Law School

February 3, 2016
New York, NY

With respondents Kent Greenawalt and Jane Spinak, moderated by Vincent Blasi

News You Can Use: Lessons in Censorship

January 9, 2016
Convention Center
Boston, MA

National Midyear Meeting. Sales and signing. 

The Assassin’s Veto

January 6, 2016
Washington D.C.,

On the anniversary of the attack on Charlie Hebdo. Response to Bob Corn-Revere.

Open to Public

Hot Topics in Free Speech

December 15, 2015
Washington, DC,

ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Bill of Rights Day (panel with First Amendment litigators Robert Corn-Revere and Paul Smith)

Lessons in Liberty: How schools and courts diminish democracy

October 27, 2015
New Haven, CT

Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression, Knight Law and Media Speaker Series

Address to Freedom to Read Committee

October 14, 2015
New York, NY

Addressed the Committee, established by the American Association of Publishers—a collaboration with representatives from the American Library Assn, the Coalition Against Censorship, The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, Association of American University Presses, the National Association of College Stores, the National Council of Teachers of English, several major publishers and First Amendment lawyers etc.

The First Amendment and Students: Speak Up or Shut Up?

November 9, 2012
Washington, D.C.,

First Amendment Conversation with Gene Policinski, live streamed and available on the web.  Sales and signing.