Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business

Panelists to discuss free speech assault on college campuses


The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism is striking while the iron is hot.

Free speech assaults on college campuses will be the Clemson University think-tank’s topic for a panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 19, in Lee Hall, Room 2-111. The 4:30-6 p.m. event is part of the institute’s Pope Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the Ayn Rand Institute.

Panelists will discuss what can be done to stop the assault of free speech on campuses that are becoming defined by censorship, indoctrination, political correctness and violence.

Dave Rubin, creator and host of political talk show “The Rubin Report,” will be joined by Jordan Peterson, a psychology professor and Onkar Ghate, a senior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute.

Rubin, a political commentator and comedian, targets many topics, including political correctness, free speech, religion and foreign affairs.

Peterson, of the University of Toronto, made headlines for his stances on gender identity and his public refusal to use pronouns other than “he” and “she.”

Ghate is a senior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute and its resident expert on objectivism. He has authored numerous books, has been published and made appearances on a variety of national media outlets.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come basis with registration.

CISC is America’s first and only university-based teaching and research center dedicated to exploring the moral, political and economic foundations of capitalism. Founded in 2005, and housed within Clemson University’s College of Business, the Institute is educating a new generation of students about the moral requirements of a free society.

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