College of Liberal Arts

Free Speech on College Campuses: Where to Draw the Line?

Friday Oct 20, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | POB 2.302

IUPRA and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement are joining forces with the Opportunity Forum to present: 

Free Speech on College Campuses: Where to Draw the Line?

College campuses do not want to become venues for hate speech. However, they also do not want to suppress the expression of free ideas. Recent incidents on college campuses involving controversial speakers have sparked a surge in disruptive and sometimes violent protests by activists. How should college campuses respond to hate speech? What are the constitutional limits on restricting speech on college campuses? Join us as we explore these and other questions.

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Panelists will include:

Brianna Davis, Doctoral Student, Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Texas at Austin

Robert Jensen, Professor of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin

Peniel Joseph, Professor of History and Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

H.W. Perry Jr., Professor of Government and Law, University of Texas at Austin

Shetal Vohra-Gupta, Associate Director, Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis, and Lecturer, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin

Sharon Watkins Jones, Director of Political Strategies, Texas ACLU 

Moderator:

Leonard Moore, Interim Vice-President, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, University of Texas at Austin

 

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