Traditional, liberal understandings of free speech and how much protection it should be afforded are an intensifying subject of debate in law, policy and education. This panel brings together diverse voices to debate the future of what constitutes free speech and how it should be encouraged.
Friday, April 15, 9-9:50 a.m. via Zoom
- Keith Whittington, Princeton
- Anthony Leaker, Brighton, U.K.
- Moderator: Brian Steffen, Simpson College
Keith Whittington is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University and the author of, among other works, Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech.
Anthony Leaker teaches in the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics & Culture at the University of Brighton in the UK. He is the author of the book Against Free Speech.
Brian Steffen (moderator) is professor of multimedia communication at Simpson College. He has long taught the college’s Media Law course and has published and presented on free-speech issues.