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Webinar: Free Speech on Campuses Today

Title: Free Speech on Campuses Today
Date: 5/1, Tuesday at 9 am PST, 11 am CST, 12 pm EST 
Webinar Link to attend/RSVP:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/e82c0e53874233f5d746f627e8486654

Recorded Link: To Be Added
Summary: From UC Berkeley to Evergreen State College, free speech has taken new meanings and interpretations on campuses today across America. What are the implications of free speech, students' legal rights and campus administrations' responsibility? What role does social media play in free speech today as well?

This webinar will feature three distinguished experts who will provide greater contexts, clarities, and perspectives from campus administration, legal scholarship and research. Academic librarians, educators and teaching faculty may benefit from learning more about this issue through this open discussion. All are welcome to attend! The webinar is free and will be recorded.
Featured Speakers:

  • Dean and the Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, Erwin Chemerinsky, UC Berkeley School of Law - Erwin Chemerinsky became the 13th Dean of Berkeley Law on July 1, 2017, when he joined the faculty as the Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law. Prior to assuming this position, from 2008-2017, he was the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at University of California, Irvine School of Law, with a joint appointment in Political Science.  He is the author of ten books, including The Case Against the Supreme Court, published by Viking in 2014, and two books published by Yale University Press in 2017, Closing the Courthouse Doors: How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable and Free Speech on Campus (with Howard Gillman). 

  • Dr. Joan DelFattore, Professor Emeritus in English, University of Delaware writes about the choice to live single, with emphasis on what's involved in handling a serious illness while living alone. She gave a TedX talk, "Sick While Single? Don't Die of Discrimination," at TedXWilmingtonWomen on November 2, 2017. Her articles have appeared at the Washington Post, the Herald TribuneQuartzKevinMDPsychology TodayPsych Central, and more. Her earlier publications include three books with Yale University Press and dozens of articles, mostly about freedom of speech. Her work has won awards from the American Library Association, the American Educational Research Association, and the Spencer Foundation, among others. She holds a Ph.D. in English and an M.S. in clinical psychology from Penn State University, and was a professor at the University of Delaware for more than thirty years.

  • Chancellor Howard Gillman, University of California, Irvine is an award-winning scholar and teacher with an expertise in the American Constitution and the Supreme Court, and holds faculty appointments in the School of Law, the Department of Political Science, and the Department of History. Under Chancellor Gillman’s leadership, UCI has accelerated its ascendency among globally preeminent research universities.  It has been ranked in the top 10 of all public universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report; furthered its national leadership in sustainability; solidified its status as a “first choice” school for undergraduates by receiving more than 116,000 freshman and transfer applications for fall 2018; received special recognition for advancing student success and promoting social mobility; fostered regional economic development through UCI Applied Innovation; and expanded its capacity to improve lives in our region and around the world. A native of Southern California, Chancellor Gillman grew up in North Hollywood and was a first-generation college student.  He earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in political science at UCLA.