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31st Annual Silha Lecture

"The Politics and Law of the Culture Wars in

American Higher Education, 1950-2020"

featuring

Randall L. Kennedy

Randall Kennedy

 

From "culturally offensive" Halloween costumes to protests over controversial speakers to "trigger warnings" in classrooms, debate over freedom of expression only seems new to America's college campuses. These and similar issues have roiled higher education for decades. Randall L. Kennedy, the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, will revisit key disputes that are likely to continue to challenge First Amendment principles when he presents "The Politics and Law of the Culture Wars in American Higher Education, 1950-2020." Selected books authored by Professor Kennedy will be available for purchase at a book signing following the lecture.

Professor Kennedy attended Princeton and Yale Law School, and clerked for Judge J. Skelly Wright and Justice Thurgood Marshall.  His most recent books are The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency and For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law.  He is a member of the American Law Institute, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.


October 3, 2016
7:30 PM
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota West Bank

This event is free and open to the public; no reservations are required.