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Toobin Visits Campus, Speakers Series Continues

Jeffrey Toobin, Supreme Court expert, CNN legal analyst and author, visited FDU on November 2 for a conversation and Q&A with students. David Rosen, anthropology (Flor), moderated the event at the Florham Campus.

Toobin discussed a variety of topics: from the Trump administration, which he described as “the most tumultuous debut of a new administration,” to politics that have become polarizing. “I don’t think there’s anything that [special counsel Robert] Mueller could find that would lead House Republicans to impeach Trump,” Toobin said. “But, he contends, if the president attempts to fire Mueller — a decision that would have to be carried out by the Department of Justice — that may spark action.”

Toobin also answered audience questions on modern warfare and terrorism, health care and abortion rights, indictments and partisanship, athletes taking a knee and justice and the Supreme Court. To read more about his campus visit go to “On the clash of news, politics and justice with journalist Jeffrey Toobin.”

Jeffrey Toobin in NJ Speakers Series

Left photo: Jeffrey Toobin at the Florham Campus.
Center photo: David Rosen, anthropology (Flor), moderated the conversation and Q&A with Jeffrey Toobin.
Right photo: At the New Jersey Performing Arts Center are, from left Bruce Peabody, political science and director, Florham Institute for Lifelong Learning (Flor); student Esmé Devenny; Jeffrey Toobin; student Brooke Reynolds; and Madelyn Ferrans, Becton College and coach/faculty adviser of the FDU Mock Trial Team (Flor).

Later that night, Toobin spoke at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series.

The Speakers Series continues with Cokie Roberts, Emmy Award-winning journalist and author, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, at NJPAC in Newark, N.J. Other renowned speakers for this 2017–2018 season are Robin Wright, Middle East expert and award-winning journalist (February 1); Rick Steves, author, television host and European travel guide (February 22); Paul Nicklen, award-winning National Geographic photographer (March 22); and President Bill Clinton, 42nd president of the United States (April 12).

The New Jersey Speakers Series is presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University and is sponsored by WCBS Newsradio 880, NJPAC, NJ.com affiliated with The Star-Ledger, Delta Dental of New Jersey, PNC Bank, TD Bank and Hollister Construction Services.

Tickets are sold by subscription (based on availability, subscriptions will continue to be sold on a prorated basis throughout the remainder of the season). To order tickets or for more information call 1-888-696-5722 or go to New Jersey Speakers Series.