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

Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302) Peter O'Donnell Jr. Building | University of Texas at Austin Campus 201 E 24th St. | Austin, Texas 78712

12:00pm – 1:30pm

The Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA) and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) are joining forces 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.

 

Panelists:

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, 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

 

CO-SPONSORED BY:

The Opportunity Forum

 

 

More information: Lunch will be provided after the event, with your free registration. Register online here.