NOTE: This past webinar has now been archived. The recording can be viewed on YouTube or below for free.
Free webinar on disinvited speakers and academic freedom.
Over the past few years, the news has been replete with stories about how authors, thought leaders, and others have become disinvited or pressured to withdraw from university speaking engagements because they don’t promote prevailing ideology. What are the consequences of disallowing diverse viewpoints on campus and what can speakers, faculty, and librarians do to support intellectual freedom in academia?
Addressing these questions, The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, SAGE Publishing, and Index on Censorship hosted a webinar on speaker disinvitation on September 26. It included perspectives from Mark Osler, a professor who was disinvited from a campus speaking engagement, Glenn Geher, a professor of psychology who helped to bring a controversial speaker to campus, and Judy Russell, a dean of libraries who addresses issues relating to controversial speakers, academic freedom, and campus safety on campus.
The event will be chaired by Jemimah Steinfeld, deputy editor of Index on Censorship magazine. This event is part of #BannedBooksWeek
Who Should Attend
How to Register
You’ll need a stable internet connection and working headphones/speakers.
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