Posted: 11/02/16

Free Speech on Campus Topic of TAMIU Lecture Friday


Professor Tom Bell
Professor Tom W. Bell, guest lecturer Nov. 18 @ TAMIU  


The case for diverse ideas and unpopular or minority perspectives on college campuses will be explored at the upcoming lecture, “Free Speech or Weak Speech?” by professor Tom W. Bell at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Friday, Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Western Hemispheric Trade Center 111.

Admission is free and open to the public.

According to professor Bell, free speech is an essential component of how higher education creates engaged citizens, critical thinkers and skilled communicators. This lecture will make the case that college campuses should be home to diverse ideas and that unpopular or minority perspectives have a right to be heard and explored with respect and academic rigor.

Bell is professor at the Chapman University School of Law in Orange, CA. He specializes in high-tech legal issues and has written a variety of papers on intellectual property and Internet law.

He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School.

The lecture is sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) at George Mason University and is part of the IHS’s recently launched Free Speech and Open Inquiry Initiative.

For more information, contact Dr. Jack Byham, TAMIU assistant professional, political science, at jack.byham@tamiu.edu or Dr. Simon Zchirnt, TAMIU assistant professor of political science, at simon.zschirnt@tamiu.edu.

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Additional information is available at www.tamiu.edu and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.