Speaker Series: Pomona College Free Speech in a Dangerous World

Student activism around the nation has sparked a necessary and new era of self-reflection on college campuses. But it has not been without controversy. Some feel that this emphasis on sensitivity and safety has resulted in a campus culture that no longer welcomes frank and open discussions of difficult issues. Scholars and thought-leaders across the nation wonder if, in the move to increase inclusion and support diversity, we have unintentionally encouraged self-censorship.

Free Speech in a Dangerous World is a series exploring the relationship between free speech on campus and diversity and inclusion across disciplines and contexts. Presenting different viewpoints and global perspectives, the series examines the central goals of liberal education, including fostering difficult dialogues, academic freedom, and promoting diversity and inclusive excellence.