F179. Free Speech on Campus

Meeting Room 9 & 10, Marriott Waterside, Third Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


How can college campuses fulfill their multiple missions as champions of intellectual and academic freedom, open environments for discourse and disagreement, and advancing inclusion and equality within their campus communities? Following their 2016 report, "And Campus For All, on Diversity, Inclusion, and Freedom of Speech on Campus," PEN America will host a panel of student leaders, academics, and literary professionals to reflect upon the vital questions raised by this debate.


Katy Glenn Bass is the director of PEN America’s Free Expression Policy and Research. She focuses on free expression in the US, China, and PEN’s other core focus countries, and supervises the production of PEN’s reports analyzing issues that affect free expression around the world.

Inam Sakinah is a senior presidential scholar and founding chair of the Student Diversity and Inclusion Council at Florida State University. She launched and currently curates a nationally recognized, university-wide campaign called #PowerofWE, championing engagement across differences and divides.

Adeline Lee is the program coordinator of PEN America's Campus Free Speech Initiative. She graduated in 2016 from Wellesley College, serving as student body president her senior year, and was one of twelve nationally selected participants in 2017 for the Coro New York Fellows Program in Public Affairs.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside