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Express Yourself or Suppress Yourself? Free Speech on Campus

Dave Rubin, Steve Simpson, Christina Hoff Sommers

Presented at: Free Speech in America 2017

Venue: Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, George Washington University –– Washington DC

Date: May 02, 2017

College used to be grounded in the inviolate principle that each of us should confront new ideas, speak our minds, and learn. Has that time passed? This year alone we have seen a riot at U.C. Berkeley and violence at Middlebury College over controversial speakers. Instead of “express yourself,” a new view seems to be taking hold: “Suppress yourself—or I’ll do it for you.” What is happening to free speech on campus?

In this panel discussion (sponsored by the Ayn Rand Institute and the George Washington University Young Americans for Liberty), three leading voices in this field address current threats to freedom of speech on college campuses: Dave Rubin, Creator and Host of "The Rubin Report"; Christina Hoff Sommers, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, and Steve Simpson, Director of Legal Studies, Ayn Rand Institute.

This panel was recorded live at the Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

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