Events 2015-2016

April 20, 2016
Public Lecture and Discussion
"On Odysseys Ancient and Modern"
Tom Darby (Department of Political Science, Carleton University)
UW Madison at 7:00pm
Room 103 in the Meiklejohn House

March 11-12, 2016
Free Speech on Campus: Old Threats, New Challenges

Keynote Address
“In Defense of Prejudice: Why Free Speech is the Only Safe Space for Minorities"
Jonathan Rauch, Brookings Institute
March 11, 5:00pm, Auditorium, Wisconsin Historical Society

Special Address:
"Offensive Environments
Laura Kipnis, Northwestern University
March 12, 1:30pm, Virginia Harrison Parlor, Lathrop Hall

Closing Remarks:
“Freedom of Thought on Campus: 1985 to the Present and Beyond"
Donald Downs, University of Wisconsin
March 12, 3:00pm, Virginia Harrison Parlor, Lathrop Hall

Panel Presentation and Discussions featuring:
Mitch Pickerill, Northern Illinois University
Michael Gauger, Independent Scholar
Jason Sheperd, Cal State Fullerton
Ilia Murtazashvili, University of Pittsburgh
Richard Avramenko, University of Wisconsin
Evan Gerstmann, Loyola Marymount University
Janet Donavan, University of Colorado-Boulder
Bob Schwoch, University of Wisconsin
Kevin St. John, Partner, Bell Giftos St. John LLC
Laura Kipnis, Northwestern University

February 12, 2016
Public Lecture and Discussion
"Looking for Rights in All the Wrong Places
Prof. Emily Zackin, Johns Hopkins University 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building

December 10, 2015
Public Lecture and Discussion
"Thinking Like a Mall after Nature's End"
Philosopher and Environmentalist Writer
Steven Vogel, Denison University

October 8, 2015
Public Lecture and Discussion
"The Right to Be Let Alone: Libertarian Perspective on GLBT Issues"
Jason Kuznicki , Research Fellow and Editor of Cato Unbound