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Free Speech on Campus: Old Threats, New Challenges

March 11, 2016 - March 12, 2016

Keynote Address
“In Defense of Prejudice: Why Free Speech is the Only Safe Space for Minorities”
Jonathan Rauch, Brookings Institute
March 11, 5:00pm, Auditorium, Wisconsin Historical Society

Special Address:
Offensive Environments
Laura Kipnis, Northwestern University
March 12, 1:30pm, Virginia Harrison Parlor, Lathrop Hall

Closing Remarks:
“Freedom of Thought on Campus: 1985 to the Present and Beyond”
Donald Downs, University of Wisconsin
March 12, 3:00pm, Virginia Harrison Parlor, Lathrop Hall

Panel Presentation and Discussions featuring:
Mitch Pickerill, Northern Illinois University
Michael Gauger, Independent Scholar
Jason Sheperd, Cal State Fullerton
Ilia Murtazashvili, University of Pittsburgh
Richard Avramenko, University of Wisconsin
Evan Gerstmann, Loyola Marymount University
Janet Donavan, University of Colorado-Boulder
Bob Schwoch, University of Wisconsin
Kevin St. John, Partner, Bell Giftos St. John LLC
Laura Kipnis, Northwestern University

Poster for free speech on campus event.


March 11, 2016
March 12, 2016
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Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706