FIRE Podcast

This week’s podcast features Adam Kissel, director of FIRE’s Individual Rights Defense Program, and Robert Shibley, FIRE’s Vice President, discussing the ongoing case at Colorado College. As we mentioned in our press release and in numerous blog posts, two students at Colorado College were deemed “violent” and punished for posting a satirical flyer on campus.... Read more Read more


FIRE Podcast

In today’s episode of FIREside Chats, FIRE’s Vice President Robert Shibley and Justice Robert H. Jackson Fellow Azhar Majeed, discuss Keith John Sampson’s case at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Sampson, a student-employee, was found guilty of racial harassment for reading the book Notre Dame vs. the Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated... Read more Read more


FIRE Podcast

On March 13, FIRE President Greg Lukianoff spoke to students at his alma mater Stanford Law School on "The Threats to Free Speech on Campus: Verboten Jokes, ‘Free Speech Gazebos,’ and Terroristic Collages." Although his speech and the following Q&A were over an hour long, we have condensed it into a ten minute "highlight" reel... Read more Read more


FIRE Podcast

FIRE’s co-founder and chairman, Harvey Silverglate, spoke to students and faculty at Brandeis University on March 12, 2008. In the midst of the controversy surrounding Professor Donald Hindley and the Brandeis administration’s lack of concern for its faculty’s academic freedom, Harvey’s sorely needed lecture was entitled "The Death of Free Speech, Parody, and Vigorous Debate... Read more Read more



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