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Free Speech Dialogues: About the Series

While nearly everyone on a university campus would profess devotion to free speech, people tend to mean differing things by that term and disagree about the exact contours of speech's proper protection. The Free Speech Dialogues were created in order to generate thoughtful, informed discussion of free speech controversies among students. Each semester, a dialogue presents a panel of three speakers offering varying points on a specific free speech battleground.



Announcing Upcoming Event!

Free Speech Dialogue on National Security September 30th, 2014


Previous Dialogues:

FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND PRIVACY
JIM HARPER,   Cato Institute
MARC ROTENBERG,  Electronic Privacy Information Center
FRED CATE, Indiana University 

ARTISTIC EXPRESSION AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH
NORA GILBERT - University of North Texas
DANIEL JACOBSON - Harvard University
GREG LUKIANOFF - Huffington Post   

FREE SPEECH AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
NEIL NETANELl, UCLA Law School
ADAM MOSSOFF, George Mason Law School
ROBERT LEVINE, Author

PRESS FREEDOM AND THE PUBLICATION OF GOVERNMENT SECRETS
LINDA GREENHOUSE, Yale Law School and the New York Times
JACK SHAFER, Rueters
MICHAEL KENT CURTIS, Wake Forest Law School       

INFLAMMATORY SPEECH
NADINE STROSSEN, Former President of the ACLU
ALEXANDER TSESIS, Loyola University School of Law
JOHN BURNETT, NPR Correspondent      

POLITICAL SPEECH AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM
BURT NEUBORNE, NYU School of Law
STEVE SIMPSON, Institute for Justice
ADAM LIPTAK, Journalist for the New York Times                        

Click here to see Tara Smith discuss the Free Speech dialogues

Click here to hear Tara Smith discuss the value of free speech

Click here to hear Tara Smith discuss the value of the dialogues

Click here to hear Tara Smith discuss Free Speech and Intellectual Property

Some Organizations Devoted to Free Speech
First Amendment Center, Vanderbilt University
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Free Expression Network
Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Speech
Freedom Forum
The First Amendment Project
The Tully Center for Free Speech, Syracuse University
ACLU
Congress Shall Make No Law - Free Speech Blog of the Institute for Justice 


Free Speech... Let's Talk About It.


PROFESSOR TARA SMITH ~ Chair of the BB&T Study of Objectivism

George Washington, Address to officers of the Army (15 March 1783)"If men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments on a matter which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences that can invite the consideration of mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." 

 

 

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