Dialogues Across Difference—Campus Freedom of Expression: Antisemitism and the Current Controversies

Monday, February 26, 2024 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Building 45 (MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing), 45-801
51 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

Dialogues Across Difference: Building Community at MIT lecture series

Campus Freedom of Expression: Antisemitism and the Current Controversies

Join us for a lecture and conversation with Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California Berkeley School of Law and free speech scholar who specializes in constitutional law, criminal procedure, and federal jurisdiction. This event for the MIT community will be followed by a short reception.

Accessible seating, live captioning viewable from your personal device, and ASL interpreting will be available during the lecture. If you need any alternate accommodations, please contact iceo@mit.edu.

Please register for the event using your MIT email address and be prepared to present your MIT ID on arrival at the lecture.


More about the Dialogues Across Difference: Building Community at MIT lecture series

To offer a meaningful public forum and focal point for the disparate campus initiatives related to MIT’s sense of community, in 2023 the Institute launched “Dialogues Across Difference”—a series of guest lectures and campus conversations to encourage community members to speak openly and honestly about freedom of expression, race, meritocracy, and the intersections and potential conflicts among these issues.

Dialogues Across Difference focuses on modeling disagreement by elevating and encouraging dialogue. The series invites internal and external speakers whose expertise can help cultivate civil discourse, critical thinking, and empathy among members of our community, and it serves as a platform for public discussions related to the MIT Values Statement; the Strategic Action Plan for Belonging, Achievement, and Composition; the Faculty Statement on Free Expression; and other ongoing campus initiatives or debates.

Sponsored by the offices of the President, Provost, and Chancellor, Dialogues Across Difference events will have fall and spring installments. To learn about the next event and learn more, sign up for the ICEO newsletter.

View MIT Events Calendar listings for future Dialogues Across Difference lectures:
Monday, March 18: Islamophobia: A Threat to All, with Dalia Mogahed
Monday, April 18: What Hinges on Anti-Palestinian Racism?, with Murad Idris

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