The First Amendment on Campus Event

The AAUP and the Newseum are co-hosting this special event, which will occur at the Newseum. AAUP conference attendees are welcome to register and attend at no cost on a first-come, first served basis.


The First Amendment on Campus: Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press in Higher Education

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 3 p.m.

Knight Studio, Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

A symposium on current challenges to free speech on college campuses, and the First Amendment’s role and future of the student press at American universities.

Panel on Free Speech

Newseum CEO Jeff Herbst, former president of Colgate University and author of a recent white paper, “Threats to Campus Free Speech”

John K. Wilson, co-editor of the AAUP’s Academe Blog and author of  Patriotic Correctness: Academic Freedom and Its Enemies

Catherine Ross, professor of law at George Washington University and author of Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students' First Amendment Rights

Panel on Student Press

Frank LoMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law Center

Henry Reichman, AAUP First Vice-President and Chair of the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure

Courtney Rozen, editor-in-chief of The Eagle, American University.

Moderator for the sessions will be Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and of the Institute’s First Amendment Center. Attendees will need to enter the Newseum via the C Street Entrance, and should arrive no earlier than 2 pm.