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Freedman Lecture 2019 - Words Matter: Speech on Campus

Event Details

April 12, 2019
11:30 am-1:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center

Room: S350

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission

One of the central tensions facing colleges today is balancing free speech rights with the need for respect and inclusion in a campus community. This roundtable features three leading scholars of hate crime, the First Amendment, and law and politics as they discuss their diverse perspectives on rights and responsibilities in a campus community, with the goal of better understanding how to balance this delicate tension. 

The panel will include:

  • Lucy Dalglish, Dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland
  • Jeannine Bell, Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law at Indiana University Bloomington 
  • Ryan Owens, Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin – Madison


The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.