Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Taubman Center

Alexander Meiklejohn Lecture

Alexander Meiklejohn Lecture was named for civil libertarian, Brown alumnus, and former Brown dean Alexander Meiklejohn, and focuses on the theme of freedom and the U.S. Constitution. Meiklejohn graduated from Brown in 1893, and served as its dean from 1901 to 1912. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas delivered the first Meiklejohn lecture in 1963. Recent speakers include Stanford law professor Michael McConnell, National Public Radio legal correspondent Nina Totenberg, and University of Chicago law professor Martha Nussbaum.