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Webinar: Free Speech on Campuses Today

  • 1.  Webinar: Free Speech on Campuses Today

    Posted Feb 26, 2018 12:18 AM
    Edited by Raymond Pun May 04, 2018 05:59 PM
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    Title: Free Speech on Campuses Today
    Date: 5/1, Tuesday at 9 am PST, 11 am CST, 12 pm EST 

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    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 has published dozens of articles as well as three books with Yale University Press: What Johnny Shouldn't Read: Textbook Censorship in America (1992), The Fourth R: Conflicts Over Religion in America's Public Schools (2004), and Knowledge in the Making: Academic Freedom and Free Speech in America's Schools and Universities (2010). She received the American Library Association's Eli M. Oboler award for What Johnny Shouldn't Read, and her work has won awards from the Spencer Foundation, the Gustavus Myers Center, the American Educational Research Association, and the American Civil Liberties Union (Delaware), among others. She's appeared on dozens of talk shows, notably 20/20, The Diane Rehm Show, Radio Times, Talk of the Nation, and Fresh Air. She holds a Ph.D. in English and an M.S. in clinical psychology from Penn State and recently retired from a professorship at the University of Delaware, where she held a joint appointment in English and legal studies.

      • 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.