Tomorrow, FIRE President and CEO Greg Lukianoff will join some of the biggest names in free speech and civil liberties as a featured speaker at spiked magazine’s latest “free speech NOW!” event: “The First Amendment in the 21st Century: Reinvigorating Old Rights for New Times.”
The half-day conference runs from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. EDT at Washington D.C.’s Newseum and features three sessions, each of which “will explore the troubles afflicting core First Amendment freedoms – speech, press and religion.”
Greg will speak at the afternoon’s first session: “Is the First Amendment Enough? The Crisis of Freedom on Campuses and Beyond.” Along with panelists Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center, Nick Gillespie, editor-in-chief of Reason.com, and David L. Hudson, Jr., the Newseum’s First Amendment ombudsman, Greg will discuss censorship threats from non-state actors, like “Twittermobs, campus campaigners and PR-wary companies.” The session will run from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
Finally, at 3:30 p.m., a session on religious freedom—”Freedom of Religion: The Forgotten Liberty?”—will feature lawyer and social critic Wendy Kaminer; Edwina Rogers, CEO of the Secular Policy Institute; the Rev. Robert A. Sirico, co-founder of the Acton Institute; and senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, Gregory S. Baylor.
The event is free and open to the public, but tickets have sold out.