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Weinstein Speaks at Cambridge
PROFESSOR WEINSTEIN TO SPEAK AT CAMBRIDGE
James Weinstein, Amelia Lewis Professor of Constitutional Law at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, will deliver a lecture, "Hate Speech and Democracy: A Comparative View," on Nov. 21, as part of the Gates Distinguished Lecture Series at Trinity College Cambridge in England, where he is a Visiting Fellow for the year.
The Gates Distinguished Lecture Series is entering its third year, and Weinstein is the first lecturer the Gates Scholar Society has invited from the field of law.
Past speakers have included Professor Onora O'Neil (Baroness of Bengarve), philosopher, Principal of Newnham College; Martin Bell, OBE, former BBC War Correspondent, former independent MP, UNICEF Ambassador; David Howarth, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge and Fellow at Clare College; Ambassador Robert Holmes Tuttle, U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James's; Dr. Robert Skinne, formerly of the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies.
Trinity College was founded by Henry VIII in 1546 as part of the University of Cambridge. Since then Trinity has flourished and grown, and is now a home to around 600 undergraduates, 300 graduates, and over 160 Fellows. Gates Scholars have been in residence at Cambridge since 2000, when the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a donation to the University of Cambridge of $210 million as an endowment for the Gates Cambridge Trust.
The purpose of the Trust is to award scholarships to enable outstanding young men and women from outside the United Kingdom to study as graduate students at the University of Cambridge. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a person's capacity for leadership, intellectual ability, their desire to use their knowledge to contribute to the well-being of society.
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