It was a whirlwind three days for FIRE at the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), but we're happy to report that our nonpartisan message of liberty on campus was well received. It was great to see the support of so many current FIRE fans at our booth, and even better to be able to introduce the importance of unrestricted and open discourse on college campuses to those seeing FIRE's name for the first time.
FIRE Vice President of Programs Adam Kissel was also able to introduce the concept of "Unlearning Liberty" to a new audience by speaking on a panel entitled "Defending Free Speech on Campus," moderated by Professor Jan Blits from the University of Delaware on Saturday morning. As Torch readers will remember, Professor Blits won the Kirkpatrick Academic Freedom Award on Friday.
If you missed the event, you can watch Adam's remarks here (free registration required). Afterward, Adam sat down with Katie Pavlich of Townhall.com to discuss his talk and the state of free speech on college campuses.
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