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Keith Whittington

Keith E. Whittington is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University. He writes about American constitutional law, politics and history and American political thought. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Texas School of Law, is a member of the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences, and is currently a fellow with the National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Texas at Austin and completed his Ph.D. in political science at Yale University. His most recent books include Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech and Repugnant Laws: Judicial Review of Acts of Congress from the Founding to the Present. He is currently completing two books, Constitutional Crises, Real and Imagined and The Idea of Democracy in America, from the American Revolution to the Gilded Age.


How Do We Balance Free Speech With Civility?

Thursday, October 4

Carolyn Rouse, Professor of Anthropology and Department Chair, and Keith Whittington, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics; moderated by Michele Minter, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity

“Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech” by Keith Whittington

Truth Seeking, Democracy, and Freedom of Thought and Expression – A Statement by George, Robert P., and Cornel West

The Real Special Snowflakes in Campus Free Speech Debates by Eddie Glaude Jr.