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2018 Spring Conference — Free Speech and Intellectual Diversity in Higher Education: Implications for American Society

Day 1 of the conference (Feb. 23) takes place on the Tempe campus. Day 2 (Feb. 24) takes place on the Downtown Phoenix campus.

This event last occurred Feb. 23, 2018

The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, in partnership with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, is pleased to welcome some of the brightest and most engaging thinkers of our time to Arizona State University for our Spring 2018 Conference, “Free Speech and Intellectual Diversity in Higher Education: Implications for American Society.”

More information about the conference, speaker biographies and panel topics can be found here.

Continuing Legal Education Credit (CLE) is available with this event. The State Bar of Arizona does not approve of accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 3.75 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility. CLE participants should register here.

Feb. 23, Tempe campus, Student Pavilion

10:30–11:45 a.m.
Opening Keynote Lecture: "The Classic First Amendment Tradition Under Stress: Freedom of Speech and the University"

Robert Post, former dean, Yale University School of Law

Noon to 1 p.m.
Lunch Student Panel: "Why Do Students Need Free Speech on Campus?"

• Moderator: Nicole Taylor, deputy vice president, dean of students, ASU Tempe campus
• Zachary Wood, Williams College student
• Matthew Foldi, University of Chicago and Students for Free Expression
• Gabriel Sandler, Arizona State University
• Téa Francesca, Arizona State University

Students, don't forget to register for this exciting luncheon.

1:15–2:30 p.m.
"Free Inquiry and the Philosophy of Higher Education"

• Moderator: Daniel Cullen, Rhodes College
• Jim Stoner, Louisiana State University
• Harvey Mansfield, Harvard University
• Norma Thompson, Yale University

2:45–4 p.m.
"Intellectual Diversity and Higher Education: A Crisis?"

• Moderator: Christine Legare, University of Texas, Austin
• Joshua Dunn, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
• Neil Gross, Colby College
• Rick Garnett, Fort Howard Corporation Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame Law School

4–4:30 p.m.

4:30–5:45 p.m.
"Heckling in a University Setting"

Plenary Address: Jeremy Waldron, New York University

Free Speech Conference

Student Pavilion, Senita Ballroom

For More Information Contact:

Melissa Castle-Kirincic
School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership