Sticks & Stones or Real Harm?
PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel, UC Davis law professor Ashutosh Bhagwat, and First Amendment scholar David L. Hudson Jr. discuss whether offensive speech can cause “actual” harm.
How Should We Define Safety for Traditionally Marginalized Students?
Wesleyan University president Michael Roth argues that many students face discrimination and prejudice on campus.
Should College Dormitories Be Safe Spaces?
Moderator John Donvan poses a question: Should college dormitories be safe spaces? Our debaters weigh in.
Suzanne Nossel and Michael Roth debate the changing demographics on college campuses and what this means for safe spaces.
Suzanne Nossel, Michael Roth, and David L. Hudson Jr. consider U Chicago graduate Cameron Okeke’s views on – and experiences with – safe spaces.
Audience Question: Safe Spaces in the Classroom
Is the classroom an intellectual safe space? Ashutosh Bhagwat responds.
Where’s the Line?
The panelists discuss how professors should handle classroom discussions on sensitive topics – and what’s out of bounds.
Audience Question: Why Students Feel Unsafe
Should we be paying more attention to reasons why so many students feel unsafe? Ashutosh Bhagwat and David L. Hudson Jr. respond.
The Right Not to Listen
Do students have the right to ignore potentially offensive speech? Our debaters weigh in.
Audience Question: Safe Spaces in the ‘Real’ World
If universities create safe spaces for students, will young people be capable of carving out their own safe spaces in the ‘real’ world? The debaters respond.