With a lecture series to mark the 70th anniversary of Freie Universität Berlin its founding principles – Iustitia, Veritas, Libertas – will be discussed. The lecture about “Free Speech on Campus” will be available via livestream at 4:15 p.m. (CET):
Title: “Free Speech on Campus. A Challenge for Universities in the U.S. and in Germany”
R. Jay Wallace (University of California, Berkeley)
Paul Nolte (Freie Universität Berlin)
Jessica Gienow-Hecht (Freie Universität Berlin)
This lecture is the fourth in the series “Veritas, Iustitia, Libertas”, organized in the context of the 70th anniversary of Freie Universität Berlin. Philosopher R. Jay Wallace (University of California, Berkeley) and historian Paul Nolte (Freie Universität Berlin) will discuss current debates on Free Speech in the U.S. and Germany, with a focus on their own campuses.
In recent years, the issue of free speech has returned to campuses in unexpected ways. Initially tied to the right to political activity on campus, free speech nowadays is often a contested concept in the quest for diverse and respectful learning environments. How should one prevent hate speech on campus without restricting free speech? And how should one protect free inquiry and academic freedom in an increasingly polarized political environment?
For further information, please refer to our website and to the lecture series “Veritas, Iustitia, Libertas: Contours of a Value Oriented University of the Future”.
Time & Location
Nov 06, 2018 | 01:15 PM
Freie Universität Berlin
Seminarzentrum, Room L116
Habelschwerdter Allee 45