University of Virginia’s Karsh Institute of Democracy is hosting Democracy Dialogues, Thursday November 9 from 1:00 – 2:15 pm

While freedom of speech is a core tenet of American democracy, it has long been the object of intense controversy. When it comes to protecting free speech in practice, education often serves as democracy’s testing grounds. In this “Democracy Dialogues” event, experts take a close look at how free speech relates to academic freedom at universities, examining different perspectives on whether and how to protect all forms of speech on college campuses and demonstrating the importance of having deliberative dialogue around free speech issues in education. The next Democracy Dialogue will be held Thursday, November 9, 1:00-2:15 p.m. Online or in-person (UVA). Register here.

The “Democracy Dialogues” series is produced by the UVA Karsh Institute of Democracy, co-sponsored by the Miller Center, and made possible thanks to the generous support of the UVA Office of the President, the George and Judy Marcus Democracy Praxis Fund, Ingrid and David Hang, and James B. Murray Jr. The goal of “Democracy Dialogues” is to strengthen democracy through civil debate.