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Safe Spaces and Trigger Warnings: Free Speech on Campus

Jason Hill, Nico Perrino, Steve Simpson

Presented at: AynRandCon 2016

Date: Nov 04, 2016

The attitude toward free speech among college students today ranges from ambivalence to outright hostility. Students cry “microaggression” at the slightest offense. They demand “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” to protect them from controversial ideas. They attempt to ban speakers at public universities and support other bans on speech. 

Why is this happening? What can be done? How does it relate to free will? 

Join our panelists — Steve Simpson, ARI’s director of Legal Studies; DePaul University professor Jason Hill; and Nico Perrino of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education — to hear their take on this important issue and to offer your own thoughts and experiences. The panel will consist of brief opening remarks by each of the panelists and then questions from the audience.


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