Hinckley Institute

09.22.23 How Free Speech Saved Democracy: The Untold Story

Friday, September 22, 2023

12 - 1 PM

Hinckley Institute of Politics,
260 South Central Campus Drive,
Room 2018,
Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
United States


Forum offered online and in the Hinckley Institute caucus room - Room 2018, Gardner Commons.

Since its formation in the fall of 2021, members of the Academic Freedom Committee have dedicated their time to exploring ways to reaffirm the university’s commitment to unfettered intellectual inquiry, the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge, and the value of free speech. To that end, the committee is planning a series of events and activities to address contemporary sociocultural and First Amendment topics at the U.

Christopher Finan - Fellow, National Endowment for Democracy

Mr. Finan is executive director of the National Coalition Against Censorship. He has been a free speech activist for over 40 years. A former newspaper reporter, he received a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University. He is the author of the award-winning history, From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America.

Pizza will be distributed to attendees at the beginning of the event. Please plan to arrive at the venue promptly.


The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the views expressed in this forum.