Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Free Speech on Campus: Violence or Defense?

Thursday, October 26, 2017

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Salomon 202

On a liberal campus like Brown, the concept of freedom of speech and the questions of why, when, or how free speech can be limited is a very divisive issue. Are the ideas of safe space and free speech mutually exclusive? Do safe spaces negatively affect diversity of opinions on campus and students' intellectual growth? How are these issues addressed in campus media and public discourse?

We have invited two greatly accomplished student speakers to come and share their opinions on free speech and safe spaces at Brown. Join us for lunch and discussion on Thursday, October 26th, from 12-1pm at Salomon 202.

About the Dialogue:

We are a student-run organization with the goal of promoting critical thinking and open-mindedness to further our pursuit of knowledge and help us truly form our own opinions. To this end, we offer an opportunity to challenge preconceived views in a space of friendly and intellectually stimulating exchange, and to express honestly different beliefs and perspectives on difficult contemporary issues. For more information, please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dialogueatbrown/