Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech

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In Speak Freely, Prof. Whitting ton argues that universities have a distinctive and important mission in American society. They assemble and nurture an open and diverse community of scholars, teachers and students dedicated to the production and dissemination of knowledge. The robust protection of free speech and civil discourse is essential to that mission.  Better understanding the relationship between the critical functions of the university and the principles of free speech can help guide us in resolving the difficult challenges that confront the members of modern universities.

Join us for a Teleforum discussion of Prof. Whittington's book with Prof. Frederick Schauer, moderated by the Federalist Society's Faculty Division Deputy Director Anthony Deardurff.


Prof. Frederick Schauer, David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Prof. Keith E. Whittington, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, Princeton University

Moderator: Mr. Anthony M. Deardurff, Deputy Director, Faculty Division, The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies


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