The Clash of Ideas on Campus
The State of the First Amendment at Public Universities
APLU and The Fund for American Studies will explore the complex set of free speech issues confronting public universities. Public universities are vital pillars of democracy, helping to advance knowledge and serving as venues for vigorous debate and the free expression of speech and ideas. Yet in recent years, some have questioned both that role and the open-mindedness of students and faculty. At the same time, public universities have become a backdrop for some individuals who aim to sow discord, rather than advance a meaningful public dialogue.