FIRE’s New Faculty Legal Defense Fund: FIRE Faculty Network Webinar

In this FIRE Faculty Network webinar, we discuss FIRE’s new Faculty Legal Defense Fund, which will provide free legal services for faculty at public institutions needing assistance navigating challenges to their First Amendment rights.…

In this FIRE Faculty Network webinar, we discuss FIRE’s new Faculty Legal Defense Fund, which will provide free legal services for faculty at public institutions needing assistance navigating challenges to their First Amendment rights. Joining the webinar are Ronnie London, director of FIRE’s Faculty Legal Defense Fund, and professor Phillip Beverly, a plaintiff from FIRE’s Stand Up For Speech Litigation Project lawsuit at Chicago State University. With Peter Bonilla, Vice President of Programs at FIRE, the panelists discuss the workings of FIRE’s new defense fund, discuss the experience of engaging in litigation against one’s institution, and take questions from participants. The webinar was recorded April 27, 2021. For further reading:

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Legislating Academic Freedom: FIRE Faculty Network Webinar

In this webinar, FIRE Vice President of Programs Peter Bonilla hosts Joe Cohn, FIRE’s Legislative and Policy Director, and professor Donald Downs, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for a…

In this webinar, FIRE Vice President of Programs Peter Bonilla hosts Joe Cohn, FIRE’s Legislative and Policy Director, and professor Donald Downs, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for a discussion of the current legislative climate for free speech and academic freedom. We discuss a number of different legislative proposals at state legislatures around the country, including bills that would mandate viewpoint diversity at public universities and target the use of critical race theory in institutional programming, while also discussing larger lessons and insights that can be taken from various conflicts between government and the academy over the years. This discussion was recorded on March 16, 2021. For further reading:

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FIRE Faculty Network Webinar – The Chicago Statement: What Have We Learned?

In this webinar, FIRE Vice President of Programs Peter Bonilla and Senior Program Officer Mary Zoeller discuss FIRE’s work advocating for the “Chicago Statement,” which has been adopted at dozens of institutions nationwide following…

In this webinar, FIRE Vice President of Programs Peter Bonilla and Senior Program Officer Mary Zoeller discuss FIRE's work advocating for the "Chicago Statement," which has been adopted at dozens of institutions nationwide following its establishment at the University of Chicago in 2015. We're also joined by Georgetown University Professor John Hasnas, who helped pass a version of the Chicago Statement at his institution, and Leila Brammer, director of the Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse at the University of Chicago, an undergraduate program rooted in the Chicago Statement's principles.

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FIRE Faculty Network Webinar – Defending & Protecting Faculty Rights

Adam Steinbaugh, Director of FIRE’s Individual Rights Defense Program, joined Vice President of Programs Peter Bonilla for a discussion of FIRE’s case investigation and public advocacy process, discusses recent trends in campus free speech…

Adam Steinbaugh, Director of FIRE's Individual Rights Defense Program, joined Vice President of Programs Peter Bonilla for a discussion of FIRE's case investigation and public advocacy process, discusses recent trends in campus free speech controversies, including factors that resulted in 2020 being FIRE's busiest ever in terms of case submissions. This discussion was recorded November 20, 2020.

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FIRE Faculty Network Webinar – University Rankings for Free Expression

FIRE Senior Research Fellow Sean Stevens joins Vice President of Programs Peter Bonilla for a discussion of FIRE’s rankings of the climates for free expression at 55 institutions around the United States and takes…

FIRE Senior Research Fellow Sean Stevens joins Vice President of Programs Peter Bonilla for a discussion of FIRE's rankings of the climates for free expression at 55 institutions around the United States and takes questions from Faculty Network members. “2020 College Free Speech Rankings: What’s the Climate for Free Speech on America’s College Campuses?” features the opinions of roughly 20,000 students, making it the largest free speech survey of college students ever performed, and scores institutions on openness to opposing viewpoints, the climate for self-expression, administrative support of free speech, and campus expression policies. This discussion was recorded October 20, 2020.

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FIRE Faculty Network Webinar – Title IX

FIRE Executive Director Robert Shibley, Senior Fellow Samantha Harris, and Legislative and Policy Director Joe Cohn discuss the Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations on sexual misconduct and due process in campus judicial…

FIRE Executive Director Robert Shibley, Senior Fellow Samantha Harris, and Legislative and Policy Director Joe Cohn discuss the Department of Education's new Title IX regulations on sexual misconduct and due process in campus judicial processes. This webinar was recorded September 23, 2020.

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