Lee Bollinger, President of Columbia University

July 25, 2010

Lee C. Bollinger became the nineteenth President of Columbia University on June 1, 2002. A prominent advocate of affirmative action, he played a leading role in the twin Supreme Court cases-Grutter v Bollinger and Gratz v Bollinger-that upheld and clarified the importance of diversity as a compelling justification for affirmative action in higher education. A leading First Amendment scholar, he is widely published on freedom of speech and press, and currently serves on the faculty of Columbia Law School. Bollinger and McChesney discuss Bollinger's new book, "Uninhibited, Robust and Wide-Open: A Free Press for a New Century" www.columbia.edu/cu/president/docs/bio

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