Free Speech & Civil Dialogue Online & on Campus at SXSW EDU 2018, featuring Jeffrey Rosen and Julie Wollman, explores the future of free expression and strategies for civil dialogue. Visit https://www.sxswedu.com/ to learn more about SXSW EDU and subscribe to SXSW EDU on YouTube for more great videos https://www.youtube.com/user/SXSWEDU. – – – “Free Speech & Civil Dialogue Online & on Campus” Video Overview: The need for civil discourse has never been more important or more urgent, yet on campuses and on the web today, the right to free speech has itself sparked debate. National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen and Widener University President Julie Wollman will explore the future of free expression and strategies for facilitating civil dialogue in campus settings and online, including NCC’s Interactive Constitution and Widener’s Common Ground initiative. Jeffrey Rosen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate the public about the U.S. Constitution. Located steps from Independence Hall in Historic Philadelphia, the Center engages millions of citizens as an interactive museum, national town hall, and provider of nonpartisan resources for civic education. Rosen became President and CEO in 2013 and has developed the Center’s acclaimed Interactive Constitution, which brings together the top conservative and liberal legal scholars in America to discuss areas of agreement and disagreement about every clause of the Constitution. The online resource has received more than 15 million hits since launching in 2015. For more than 25 years, Dr. Julie E. Wollman has been a passionate, fearless, and effective advocate and leader in higher education. She is the tenth president of Widener University, a role she assumed in January of 2016. Guided by a relentless pursuit of excellence, she has articulated a clear vision and distinct goals for the university focused on providing an unparalleled student experience.
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