Dangerous Ideas: Freedom of Expression and Campus Culture

Dangerous Ideas: Freedom of Expression and Campus Culture

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Date and Time

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Serra Hall, 200 - Humanities Center

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




The expression of dangerous ideas is always bound to result in controversy and calls for censorship. In this first session, we will consider the nature and meaning of the first amendment and how college campuses have become the testing ground for issues in freedom of speech. Our panelists will extend the discussion beyond the borders of the US, considering also the question of freedom of expression in China.

Our discussion will be introduced by the following panelists:

Del Dickson, PhD, JD | Professor, Political Science and International Relations

Noelle Norton, PhD | Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Yi Sun, PhD | Professor, History and Director, Asian Studies


About the Dangerous Ideas Series:

The Humanities Center presents a series of panel discussions on "Dangerous Ideas". Lively and provocative, these sessions will feature USD faculty discussing controversial ideas and theories in the arts, sciences and politics. Among other things, the perceived tension between freedom of expression and the contemporary vogue for "safe spaces" and "trigger warnings" will be explored.

Additional Dates:

  • Wednesday, October 4 at 5-6:30 p.m.  
  • Tuesday, October 17 at 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 14 at 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 12 at 4-5:30 p.m.
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