Faculty of Law Twilight Seminar Series - Free Speech on Campus in the United States and Australia

Free Speech on Campus in the United States and Australia

Hosted by the Faculty of Law and the Global and Comparative Law and Policy Network (GCLP).

Date

Monday, 24 June, 2019
5.30pm drinks and nibbles
6pm - 7pm seminar

Venue

Faculty of Law, Case Study 1 (4_3_37), Bond University

Everybody is welcome to attend (staff, students, visitors)

Abstract

From controversies about deplatforming speakers to free speech zones and academic freedom, debates about free speech have been sweeping across college and university campuses. This is not only the case in Australia—these debates are plentiful in the United States as well. In this presentation, Professor Kristine Bowman will discuss the current state of free speech in three school systems: universities in Australia, universities in the United States, and primary and secondary schools in the United States, drawing comparisons among and distinctions between these systems.

About the Speaker

Kristine Bowman is a Professor of Law at Michigan State University in the United States, where she has previously served as Senior Advisor to the Provost and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Law. Her work focuses on the legal regulation of educational institutions and she has published widely. Currently, she is a Visiting Professor at the University of Queensland in the School of Political Science and International Studies, and the School of Law.