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Free Speech on Campus: Old Challenges, New Threats

March 11, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - March 12, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Type: Lecture

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* Has LGBTQ content
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Keynote Address
“In Defense of Prejudice:
Why Free Speech Is The Only Safe
Space For Minorities”
featuring Jonathan Rauch
Friday, March 11
Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium

Jonathan Rauch is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, is the author of Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on
Free Thought, as well as many books and articles on public policy, culture, and government. A leading advocate of both gay equality
and free speech, he is a contributing editor of The Atlantic and recipient of the 2005 National Magazine Award, the magazine industry’s
equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize.

Concluding Remarks
“Freedom of Thought on Campus:
1985 to the Present and Beyond”
featuring Donald Downs
Saturday, March 12
Virginia Harrison Parlor, Lathrop Hall
3:00 PM

Donald Downs is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin. His prize winning books include Nazis in Skokie;
The New Politics of Pornography; More than Victims: Battered Women, the Syndrome Society, and the Law; Cornell `69: Liberalism and
the Crisis of the American University; Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus; and the recently published Arms and the University: Military Presence and the Civic Education on Non-Military Students.

Discussion Panels
Saturday, March12; Virginia Harrison Parlor, Lathrop Hall; 8:30 – 3:00 PM

Speech Codes and the First Amendment: Don Downs at the UW
8:30 – 10:00 AM

First Amendment Theory, Past and Present
10:15 – 11:45 AM

New Challenges to Free Speech on Campus
1:30 – 3:00 PM

Presented by The Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy


March 11, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
March 12, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
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