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Free Speech on Campus: Book Discussion and Brownbag Lunch

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Schorling Auditorium, Room 1202, School of Education


In Free Speech on Campus, political philosopher Sigal Ben-Porath examines the current state of arguments about thought and expression on college campuses, using real-world examples to explore the contexts in which conflicts erupt, as well as to assess the place of identity politics and concern with safety and dignity within them. She offers a useful framework for thinking about free-speech controversies both inside and outside the college classroom, shifting the focus away from disputes about legality and harm and toward democracy and inclusion. Ben-Porath provides readers with strategies to de-escalate tensions and negotiate highly charged debates surrounding trigger warnings, safe spaces, and speech that verges on hate.

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