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‘Free Speech on Campus,’ a lecture by Geoffrey Stone

Geoffrey Stone, professor of law and former provost at the University of Chicago, will speak at UNCG next Wednesday on one of the more contentious topics of our era. His talk is titled “Free Speech on Campus: A Challenge of our Time.”

The talk will be held Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the EUC Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Stone, who chaired the Committee on Freedom of Expression at the University of Chicago, is co-author of “Report of the Committee on Freedom of Expression (2015).” His Statement on Principles of Free Expression was written in 2012.

Among his books on constitutional law are “Speaking Out: Reflections of Law, Liberty and Justice;” “Top Secret: When Our Government Keeps Us in the Dark;” “Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime;” and “Eternally Vigilant: Free Speech in the Modern Era.”

He is chief editor of a twenty-volume series, “Inalienable Rights,” which is being published by the Oxford University Press.

The event is part of the campus-wide series “The 60s: Exploring the Limits.” UNCG’s Atlantic World Research Network has invited Stone to speak. He is expected to discuss the history of academic freedom, some current controversies, and ideas and approaches for the present and the future.