Free Speech on College Campuses: Where Should Universities Draw the Line?

What are the key challenges facing universities today in supporting free expression on campus?

6:30 – 7:15 p.m.: Panel 1, Professors & Free Speech
Professors Cary Nelson of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Anita Bernstein of Brooklyn Law School, and Amy Wax of Penn Law, discuss how they balance free speech and inclusion interests in the classroom, and the impact of academic freedom policies on professor speech. Sheldon Gilbert, Vice President for Content and Development & Senior Fellow for Constitutional Studies at the National Constitution Center, moderates.

7:15 – 8:00 p.m.: Panel 2, Administrators & Free Speech
Dean Ted Ruger of Penn Law, President Tom Sullivan of the University of Vermont, President Ken Gormley of Duquesne University, and President Julie Wollman of Widener University, examine how they balance free speech and inclusion interests on campus. Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.

8:00 – 8:30 p.m.: Panel 3, Student Advocates & Free Speech
Samantha Harris of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Michele Rovinsky of Drexel University, and Nicki Neily of Speech First explore how students are affected by university speech policies. Mark Yudof, former president of the University of California and professor of law emeritus at UC Berkeley School of Law, moderates.

This program is presented in partnership with the Academic Engagement Network.

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