Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


IAS Lies: The Contentious Politics of Campus Speech

by William Davies (Goldsmiths), Emily McTernan (UCL) and Jeffrey Howard (UCL)

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13 December 2018

Is free speech under attack on campus? Are 'snowflake' students demanding trigger warnings, a decolonized curriculum, and the deplatforming of speakers with whom they disagree spoiling universities? William Davies has recently written in the guardian that such panicked talk is mostly a conservative fiction aimed at energizing one side in an ongoing culture war over university campuses. In this panel speakers will discuss this and other contentious issues relating to the politics of campus speech.


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