1595 – Ira Glasser – The Joe Rogan Experience Video

Published on July 13, 2021 by

Ira Glasser is an American civil liberties advocate and former executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). He was born on December 18, 1938, in Brooklyn, New York. Glasser graduated from Syracuse University in 1960 and then attended the New York University School of Law, where he received his law degree in 1963.

Glasser joined the staff of the ACLU in 1970, initially as the director of the organization’s affiliate in Washington, D.C. In 1978, he was appointed executive director of the national organization, a position he held for 23 years until his retirement in 2001. During his tenure as executive director, Glasser oversaw numerous high-profile cases involving civil liberties, including challenges to government surveillance, restrictions on free speech, and discrimination based on race, gender, and sexual orientation.

After leaving the ACLU, Glasser became a writer and lecturer, focusing on civil liberties issues and the history of the ACLU. He has also served on the boards of several organizations dedicated to promoting civil liberties and social justice, including the National Coalition Against Censorship and the Drug Policy Alliance.

Throughout his career, Glasser has been a prominent voice in the struggle for civil liberties in the United States, and he has been recognized for his contributions with numerous awards and honors, including the American Bar Association’s Thurgood Marshall Award and the PEN American Center’s First Amendment Award.

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