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Why Free Speech Matters on Campus

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Storrs Campus
Konover Auditorium

Dr. Keith E. Whittington, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University AND author of the forthcoming book, Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech (Princeton University Press, 2018)

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 such as UConn.


Prof. Matthew Singer (

Political Science (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Human Rights Institute, Humanities Institute, Humility and Conviction in Public Life, UConn Master Calendar

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