AEN will host “Free Speech on Campus: Where Should Universities Draw the Line?” at the National Constitution Center (which is partnering with AEN on the event) in Philadelphia, PA. This event will include back-to-back panels with AEN Advisory Chair Mark Yudof, President Tom Sullivan of The University of Vermont, and others exploring debates about the First Amendment on campus today. Panelists will address such topics as the heckler’s veto and related challenges involving campus disruption and violence; possible tensions between protecting free expression and promoting inclusion and diversity; the complicated relationship between academic freedom and free speech on campus; and more. For more information, and to register, please visit the National Constitution Center’s website. Attendance at the event will be free for AEN members.
AEN will host its fourth National Conference Tuesday, May 21st (mid-afternoon) to Thursday, May 23rd (morning) in San Diego, CA. This will be AEN’s first national conference held on the West Coast – information about how to register, financial support, and other program details, will be available shortly.