Named for the former PEN America president and fierce defender of the freedom of expression, the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture is a defining event of the PEN World Voices Festival. The 2017 lecture was two-part: Leading Russian and American journalist and author Masha Gessen gave a short lecture followed by a longer conversation with Samantha Bee, host of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

This event was hosted by the Cooper Union Office of Continuing Education and Public Programs.