Constitution Day Lecture: Greg Weiner on Decency and Free Speech

Gregory Weiner will give this American University’s 2017 Constitution Day lecture, titled “Defining Decency Down: Free Speech and the American Campus.”

Tuesday September 19, 5:30 pm, Kerwin Hall, Room 301

Prof. Weiner engages with the current debate surrounding the limits of free speech arguing that free speech functions best when bolstered by background assumptions about decency that operate politically and socially rather then judicially. Greg Weiner is Associate Professor of Political Science at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is the author of Madison’s Metronome: The Constitution, Majority Rule and the Tempo of American Politics and American Burke: The Uncommon Liberalism of Daniel Patrick Monynihan (University Press of Kansas).

Please note that this lecture is being held on the third floor of Kerwin Hall which is the new name for the Ward Circle Building, home to the School of Public Affairs at AU.  In addition there is now parking available directly across from Kerwin Hall on the other side of Nebraska Ave. Click here for a map of campus.

This event is open to the public. To RSVP, click here. (Paper ticket not required for attendance.)

This event is supported by the Jack Miller Center’s Constitution Day Initiative.