College Holds Discussion Event with Prominent Defender of Free Speech

In February, the Lorentzsen Center for Faith and Work hosted a public discussion with Nadine Strossen as part of the conversation series “Building a More Trustworthy World.”

Strossen is one of America's most articulate and forceful defenders of free speech. She is a former president of the American Civil Liberties Union and is the author of the 2018 landmark book, “HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship.”

The discussion was moderated by Dr. Michael Chan, executive director for Faith and Learning, and Dr. Eric Schmidt, political science teaching fellow.

Watch the “Free Speech, Censorship, and Controversy” discussion:

This event was co-sponsored by the Lorentzsen Center and Concordia's Pre-Law Society. Strossen also visited with students in political science courses.

The next Lorentzsen Center event on March 30 features Christine Emba. Emba writes for the opinion section of The Washington Post, focusing on society, ideas, and culture. She recently authored the book “Rethinking Sex: A Provocation.”