2018 NASPA Annual Conference

Featured Panel: Free Speech on Campus

From congressional hearings and the Department of Justice to college and university campuses throughout the country, free speech is vigorously debated and defended. As educators, we believe that postsecondary education should allow for robust, intellectual conversations which can include disagreement and debate on varying opinions. However, controversial speakers, trigger warnings in classrooms, inflammatory speech, and student protests seem to overshadow the discussion of free speech and expression. Join a prestigious panel of colleagues who will discuss learning and student protest in today's higher education environment while focusing on free speech on campus.

Moderator: John Lowery, professor and department chair SAHE, Indiana University of Pennsylvania 


Tuesday, March 6
1:15 pm to 2:30 pm


Hall D
Philadelphia Convention Center

Presented by

Traevena Byrd, general counsel, Towson University
Penny Rue, vice president for campus life, Wake Forest University
Samantha Harris, vice president of policy research, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
Sigal R. Ben-Porath, professor of education, political science and philosophy, University of Pennsylvania