Adam to Speak at American, Syracuse This Week

By April 13, 2011

FIRE’s Vice President of Programs Adam Kissel will speak at two colleges this week whose recent free speech controversies have drawn FIRE’s scrutiny.

Today, Adam will speak at American University (AU) in Washington, D.C. He will discuss AU’s speech codes, as well as a recent incident concerning the AU Student Government’s (AUSG’s) punishment of a student organization that had endorsed AUSG election candidates by revoking the group’s endorsement "privileges."

Then, on Thursday, Adam will address students at Syracuse University College of Law (SUCOL). Syracuse earned a spot on FIRE’s "12 Worst Colleges for Free Speech" list in The Huffington Post earlier this year for its investigation of student Len Audaer for "harassment" over a satirical fake-news blog about law school life.

American University
"Does AU Protect Freedom of Speech for Students?"
Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m
Hughes Formal Lounge
University CenterCosponsored by AU Students for Liberty, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and SOC Undergraduate Council.

Syracuse University College of Law
"Violations of Free Speech at Private Universities"
Thursday, April 14, noon
SUCOL Room 204
Sponsored by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

Schools: American University Syracuse University