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Free Speech and Censorship on College Campuses

March 25, 2021

Free speech and censorship on college campuses, including UNC, can often times lead to both controversial and educational conversations. What constitutes ‘free speech,’ and should a university regulate faculty members? Join me for a thought-provoking debate and discussion on Wednesday evening, March 31, for Making Space for Diversity of Ideas: Should the University Censor Speech and , if so, on What Basis? featuring Professors Alan Dershowitz (Harvard Law Emeritus) and Robert Post (Yale Law). This event is sponsored by Steamboat Institute as part of their Campus Liberty Tour and will be moderated by Jillian Melchior, editorial page writer for The Wall Street Journal.  

This debate and discussion is scheduled from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, which will be live-streamed, and you can register here. Viewers will be able to submit questions live during the debate. This is a great opportunity for university administrators, faculty and students to gain a better understanding of free speech and censorship on campus. 

For additional education and personal development related to diversity, equity and inclusion, please find other sources located under DDEI Education and Resources on the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion site as well as UNC Libraries under DEI & Antiracism Resources and the Colorado Department of Higher Education Equity Toolkit.