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Free speech on campus: Challenges for minority rights and democratic valuesExport this event to calendar

Thursday, April 5, 2018 — 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Immediately following the FAUW Spring General meeting, we will be showing a live webstream of the fourth annual Worldviews Lecture on Media and Higher Education, "Free speech on campus: Challenges for minority rights and democratic values" with featured speaker Sigal Ben-Porath.

Over the last few years, many campuses became embroiled in free speech controversies. From cancelled speakers to physical fights, it seems that no postsecondary institution is safe from this new phase of the culture wars. In her recent book, Free Speech on Campus, Sigal Ben-Porath suggests that campuses need to reaffirm their commitment to free speech and inclusion, and clarify that both are tightly linked to their core missions.

At this year’s Worldviews Lecture, Professor Sigal Ben-Porath will address the increasingly heightened debate around free speech on campus. Her lecture will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Paul Axelrod, Shree Paradkar, Scott Jaschik, and Jasmin Zine. The discussion, moderated by Toronto Star columnist Rick Salutin, will further explore issues of free speech and the challenges posed to democratic values and minority rights in Canadian academia and beyond.

Please note that you do not need to register for the lecture if you plan to view it with FAUW. 

The Worldviews Lecture is organized by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations and the Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

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