Community Forum on Speech, "Civility," and Academic Freedom

What does Academic Freedom mean to you? Who has it—and who doesn’t? What are its boundaries? What are the University’s responsibilities in addressing speech and academic freedom, and what are our responsibilities toward each other? Even the language we use can be controversial. Can we talk about it?

Please join Senior Vice President and Provost Karen Hanson and a diverse panel of faculty, staff, and students in a Community Forum on Speech, "Civility", and Academic Freedom. Following a panel presentation, you will have an opportunity, through small group discussions with other participants, to talk about how we define and use academic freedom every day.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Beacon Room (Multipurpose Room 5), Recreation & Wellness Center

Free and open to all University faculty, staff and students on the Twin Cities campus.

Refreshments will be provided.


Brenda Child - Professor, American Studies (CLA)

Allen Isaacman - Professor, History (CLA)

Na'im Madyun - Associate Dean (CEHD)

Rahsaan Mahadeo - Graduate Student, Sociology (CLA)

Karen Miksch - Associate Professor, Organizational Leaderhip, Policy and Development (CEHD)

Jan Morse - Director and Ombudsman, Student Conflict Resolution Center

Jean O'Brien - Professor, History (CLA)

Naomi Scheman - Professor, Philosophy (CLA)