UC free speech fellows to be in dialogue on Feb. 6

Two Fellows with the UC National Center for Free Speech and Civil Engagement will be visiting campus for a one-week residency. 

Lara Schwartz, who teaches at American University School of Public Affairs in Washington DC, and Andrea Malkin Brenner, a sociologist, speaker, and an independent consultant, will be together for “Can We Talk: What makes campus conversations so tough, and how to do better.”

The talk will be from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Bhojwani Room at University Center. It is presented by the Center for Public Philosophy and the Community Studies Program.

In their current research, Brenner and Schwartz develop a paradigm shift favoring robust inquiry on campus that transcends disagreement and debate. While on campus, the Fellows will also be meeting with and learning from a wide array of campus constituencies, including staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and faculty, and offering a workshop for instructors on strategies for “Teaching in Tense Times.” 

The weeklong residency is being co-sponsored by the Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning, The Humanities Institute and the Institute for Social Transformation.