New York University will host "From Emma Goldman to Edward Snowden: The Denaturalization of Radicals and the Reshaping of American Citizenship," a discussion featuring Patrick Weil, author of the recently released The Sovereign Citizen: Denaturalization and the Origins of the American Republic, and Michel Rosenfeld, professor of human rights at the Cardozo Law School, on Wed., March 5, 5:30-7 p.m., at NYU’s Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science.


The event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required by emailing For more information, call 212.992.7488.

Weil, a visiting fellow at NYU’s Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, will be discussing the denaturalization of American citizens based on political grounds, beginning with the 1909 case of Emma Goldman. Weil is a senior research fellow at the French National Research Center and a visiting professor of law at Yale Law School. His work focuses on the comparative history of human rights and on immigration, citizenship, and Church-state law and policy.

Rosenfeld, who will moderate the session and is an international authority on constitutional law, is the Justice Sydney L. Robins Professor of Human Rights and director of the Program on Global and Comparative Constitutional Theory at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

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