Journalist Glenn Greenwald will speak at MU on Thursday

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | 4:36 p.m. CDT; updated 5:01 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, September 25, 2012

COLUMBIA — Political journalist and bestselling author Glenn Greenwald will hold a keynote talk and panel discussion at the MU Law School at 6 p.m. Thursday in room 7 of Hulston Hall, on the corner of Ninth Street and Conley Road. 

Greenwald is currently a columnist at The Guardian newspaper. He wrote for and has also worked as a constitutional and civil rights litigator.

He is the author of four bestselling books including:

  • "How Would a Patriot Act? Defending American Values from a President Run Amok"
  •  "A Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency"

  •  "Great American Hypocrites: Toppling the Big Myths of Republican Politics"

  •  "With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful"

A book signing will be held at 5:30 p.m. and after the panel discussion.

The discussion will focus on differential treatment of African-Americans, Latinos, Muslim-Americans, Middle Easterners, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, political dissidents and immigrants in the U.S. justice system.

Panelists will include:

  • Eduardo Crespi, executive director for the Centro Latino and Comedor Popular in Columbia.
  • Steve Downs, civil liberties attorney and executive director of the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms.
  • Amany Ragab Hacking, assistant clinical professor of law at St. Louis University and co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
  • Redditt Hudson, former St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officer and current program associate for Eastern Missouri American Civil Liberties Union.

The event will be free and open to the public.

Supervising editor is Emilie Stigliani

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