2018 Spring Conference — Free Speech and Intellectual Diversity in Higher Education: Implications for American Society

The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, in partnership with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, is pleased to welcome some of the brightest and most engaging thinkers of our time to Arizona State University for our Spring 2018 Conference, “Free Speech and Intellectual Diversity in Higher Education: Implications for American Society.”

More information about the conference, speaker biographies and panel topics can be found here.

Continuing Legal Education Credit (CLE) is available with this event. The State Bar of Arizona does not approve of accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 3.75 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility. CLE participants should register here

Feb. 24, Downtown Phoenix campus, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

9–10:15 a.m.
"Negotiating Controversial Speakers on Campus"

• Moderator: Stefanie Lindquist, deputy provost, academic affairs; professor, ASU
• Heather MacDonald, Manhattan Institute
• Bret Weinstein, Evergreen College
• Ulrich Baer, vice provost, New York University

10:15–10:30 a.m.

10:30–11:45 a.m.
"Freedom of Speech and Thought on Campus: What Role for the First Amendment?"

• Moderator: James Weinstein, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, ASU
• Azhar Majeed, vice president of FIRE
• Donald Downs, University of Wisconsin, Madison
• Laura Beth Nielsen, Northwestern University; American Bar Foundation

11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Break

1:15–2:30 p.m.
"State Legislative Remedies to Free Speech Challenges on Campus: Are They Consistent with Academic Freedom?"

• Moderator: Mike Liburdi, general counsel, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey; adjunct professor, ASU Law
• Eugene Volokh, UCLA School of Law
• James Manley, Goldwater Institute
• Larry Alexander, University of San Diego, School of Law

School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership
Melissa Castle-Kirincic
Feb 24 2018 - 9:00am
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Beus Center for Law and Society
Downtown Phoenix campus