Freie Universität Berlin


Fraenkel Lecture "When freedom of speech clashes with cultural sensitivity in the university"

16.06.2016 | 18:00 - 20:00

Lecture by Professor David Bromwich (Yale) at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies

Sterling Professor of English at Yale University (USA) and prominent American public intellectual, David Bromwich, will lecture on “The Culture of Sensitivity and the Culture of Freedom” (in English) at the John-F.-Kennedy Institute for North American Studies of Freie Universität Berlin, Thursday June 16, 6-8 p.m. Professor Bromwich will discuss the current controversy on U.S. college and university campuses regarding free speech and cultural sensitivities.

Professor Bromwich is the author of seven books, most recently The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke (2014) and of particular interest for his Fraenkel Lecture, Politics by Other Means: Higher Education and Group Thinking (1992). He has also edited five editions of collected writings, poetry, letters and essays. A collection of his essays Moral Imagination will be published in paperback this September by Princeton University Press.

Zeit & Ort

16.06.2016 | 18:00 - 20:00

John-F.-Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Room 340
Lansstr. 7-9
14195 Berlin

(U-Bhf. Dahlem-Dorf)

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Professor Bromwich’s lecture is sponsored by a generous grant from the Thyssen Stiftung supporting the Ernst Fraenkel Lecture series of the JFK-Institute in honor of its distinguished founder.

Press inquiries may be directed to Professor Irwin Collier, Director of the John-F.-Kennedy Institute
email:, Tel.: 030 838 53688 or 030 838 53603