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Video: Civil Discourse Series: Free Speech on College Campuses

The Civil Discourse Series: Free Speech on College Campuses took place on Monday, October 29, 2018.

How is free speech defined? Are legal requirements related to First Amendment free speech protections different for public and private universities? Should free speech be unfettered on campus? Should certain principles guide administrative action concerning free speech?

This conversation was moderated by Brendan Miniter, VP and Editor of Editorials for The Dallas Morning News.


  • Dr. Carine M. Feyten, Chancellor and President, Texas Woman's University
  • Dr. John Plotts, Interim President, University of Dallas
  • Dr. Neal Smatresk, President, University of North Texas

The Civil Discourse Series presents multiple sides of a thought-provoking topic through respectful discussion. For each event, the Museum will convene a panel of subject matter experts to represent their unique perspectives on an issue related to human and civil rights.

Presenting Sponsor: The Dallas Morning News

Sponsors: Embrey Family Foundation, Anonymous

Community Partners: Dallas Civil Rights Museum, The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, JCC Dallas, SMU Embrey Human Rights Program, Texas Woman's University, Unity of Dallas, University of Dallas, University of North Texas