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April 12, 2019

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Friday, April 12, 2019 - 11:30am

One of the central tensions facing colleges today is balancing free speech rights with the need for respect and inclusion in a campus community. This roundtable features three leading scholars of hate crime, the First Amendment, and law and politics as they discuss their diverse perspectives on rights and responsibilities in a campus community, with the goal of better understanding how to balance this delicate tension. 

The discussion will be moderated by Paul M. Collins, Jr., Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science and Director of Legal Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Collins is an award-winning researcher whose scholarship focuses on the role of courts in American democracy. His commentary has appeared in a host of popular media outlets, including CNN, the New York Times, National Public Radio, TimeUSA Today, and the Washington Post.

Sponsored by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences