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Visiting panelists examine role of free speech on campus

Safe Speaker PanelistsWhat role does free speech play on college campuses? Listen to panelists examine this question in “Campus as a Safe Space or Free Speech Zone,” on Sept. 27 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Harper Center Auditorium on the Creighton University campus.

Panelists include Antony Davies, PhD, of Duquesne University; Stanley Fish, PhD of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University; Jonathan Rauch of the Brookings Institution; and Omar Wasow, PhD of Princeton University.

Davies is an associate professor of economics at Duquesne in Pittsburgh, where he helped design the economics major in 2001. While a college student, he co-founded Paragon Software, a video games developer.

Fish is the Floersheimer Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Cardozo School of Law in New York City. Fish is an expert in constitutional law, the first amendment, and religion and the law. He is a frequent contributor to “The Opinator” blog of The New York Times.

Rauch is a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution in governance studies. He received the National Magazine Award in 2005. Rauch is currently a contributing editor of National Journal and The Atlantic.

Wasow is an internet analyst and assistant professor of politics at Princeton. Wasow tutored Oprah Winfrey for her first exploration of the internet in the 12-part series “Oprah Goes Online.” He co-founded, a leading website for African Americans.

The lecture is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by Creighton’s Institute for Economic Inquiry. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the panel discussion at 8 a.m.

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