Debate: Should Colleges Allow Hateful Speech?
A debate featuring former ACLU President Nadine Strossen and Professor Erik Bleich, "Should Colleges Allow Hateful Speech?"
To be held via Zoom, 7:00-8:30pm. Sponsored by the Carroll College Constitutional Studies Program and the Charles Koch Foundation.
Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law Emerita at New York Law School, has written, taught, and advocated extensively in the areas of constitutional law and civil liberties. From 1991 to 2008, she served as President of the American Civil Liberties Union, the first woman to head the nation’s largest and oldest civil liberties organization. Her 2018 book, HATE: Why We Should Resist It With Free Speech, Not Censorship, has been widely praised.
Erik Bleich, Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science at Middlebury College, has published widely on the politics of race and ethnicity. His 2011 book The Freedom to Be Racist? How the United States and Europe Struggle to Preserve Freedom and Combat Racism, explores how the United States and European liberal democracies balance a desire to promote freedom with the goal of curbing racism, focusing on hard cases in which people use liberal democratic freedoms to propagate racism.