Dartmouth Events

Critical Thinking For The Preservation of Our Democracy: Freedom of Speech

Debates where both sides of each issue are covered, thus demonstrating critical thinking in action.

Thursday, July 11, 2019
9:00am – 11:30am
Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Dartmouth 250th, Free Food, Lectures & Seminars

Freedom of speech, enshrined in the First Amendment, grants all Americans the liberty to speak their minds without the fear of being censored or persecuted. But there are limitations, and lawmakers and judges continue to struggle with balancing free speech protections with the necessity of maintaining a civil and peaceful society. Should inflammatory hate speech be allowed? Should an invited guest at a college be shouted down, threatened, or even physically abused because of radically opposing views? Confrontations are escalating.

Moderator: David Bisno
Constitutional law scholar
Speaker: Owen Fiss
Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Speaker: Akhil Reed Amar
Professor of Law, Yale College and Yale Law School

Further information: https://osher.dartmouth.edu/summer_series/

Dartmouth College Students, Staff, Faculty: Present your Dartmouth College ID on the day of a lecture for free admission.
[email protected] Member Series Ticket: $95
Non-Member Series Ticket: $120
Single Session Ticket: $25

For more information, contact:
Laura Belback

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.