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Disinvitation Season

5 Important Points About the Bill Maher-UC Berkeley Controversy

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Expressive activity of any kind should be considered part and parcel of free speech, and thus deserves protection from viewpoint-based censorship. And just because students won't be allowed on stage to debate Maher point-by-point doesn't mean he isn't participating in an exchange of ideas.

The Cool New Thing To Do Is Getting Your Commencement Speaker To Cancel

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.14.2014 | College

Forget about their students not making it to graduation. Now colleges have to wonder whether their speakers will. From former Secretary of State Cond...

‘Disinvitation Season'

FIRE | Posted 05.13.2014 | College

The Class of 2014 is preparing for graduation by buying their caps and gowns—but let’s hope they weren’t counting on having a speaker for the ce...

Three Points You Must Not Overlook in Discussing the Brandeis/Hirsi Ali Controversy

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Greg Lukianoff

The fact that Louis Brandeis' namesake college is being used by students at other campuses to rationalize the exclusion of speakers on the basis of their beliefs is dizzyingly ironic, and terribly sad.