Does Free Speech Need Limits? A Debate on How Free Speech Should Be Understood in Our Times

Friday, October 14, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

Join us at Seidman as Nathan Goetting, JD, Abigail DeHart, JD, and John Uglietta, PhD, JD, debate the state of free speech in light of calls to limit it from both the right and the left. Prof. Goetting, former editor of The National Lawyers Guild Review, has recently published what he calls a "radical defense" of free speech in Discourse Magazine. Professor Uglietta, Chair of Grand Valley's philosophy dept., and Abigail DeHart, former clerk for the Ninth Circuit and currently with a prominent DC law firm, will take up Goetting's arguments and add their own. Audience Q&A beginning at 12:45. 

Reception from 11:30-11:55. Refreshments available.

Location Information

L. William Seidman Center
50 Front Ave SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

Room 1008B Loosemore Forum

Parking in the Fulton St. Lot: 312 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Contact Information

Please RSVP to Michael DeWilde at [email protected]


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This event was added to the calendar by Ashley Jefferson ( on Monday, August 29, 2022 and was last updated on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 11:35 a.m.