Constitution Day Forum


September 18, 2017


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Academic Lectures and Speakers


Crimi Auditorium in the Institute for Collaboration


"Celebrating the Constitution: Free Speech and the Role of a Free Press in Turbulent Political Times"

Sponsored by the Institute for Collaboration and Dunham School of Business and Public Policy

What are the contemporary challenges facing free speech vs. freedom from hateful speech? How do we move forward and reconcile the constitutional protections for speech with contemporary and social challenges? Join Aurora University as distinguished panelists discuss the relationship between the First Amendment to government and the free press. 

Mike Lawrence 
Former Director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University and Press Secretary and Senior Policy Adviser to Governor Jim Edgar

Kerry Lester 
Columnist, Senior Writer and former Political Editor at the Daily Herald 

Matthew Dabros 
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Aurora University

Tom Cross 
Executive Director of the Institute for Collaboration at Aurora University

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