Free Speech: President Trump and College Campuses

Center for the Study of Politics and Governance
Jane Kirtley, Isaiah Ogren
April 8, 2019 - 12:00 pm CDT
- 1:15 pm
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
The U.S. Constitution mandates that the government—which includes state universities—should not discriminate against speakers based on their viewpoints. Should university panels include diverse perspectives, including conservatives who may unsettle students and faculty? What about advocates for extreme nationalist viewpoints whose presence invites large protests that impose substantial costs on universities and colleges? Has President Trump's recent executive order secured campus free speech (as advertised) or potentially weakened it? Professor Jane Kirtley joins Isaiah Ogren (Minnesota Student Association) and Prof. Larry Jacobs for a conversation.