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Dorsett Fellowship Lecture Series 2017-2018
Free Speech on College Campuses

The nature and scope of freedom of speech on college campuses has become a hot button issue. How should universities respond to calls for restricting speech? Do these restrictions inform academic freedom or undermine it? What ought universities do when freedom of speech conflicts with a commitment to equality? This lecture series will bring a new speaker each term to address these and other timely questions.

Dorsett Fellowship Lecture Series, 2017-2018

Robert Post, Spring 2018, is a Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School, and served as the School's 16th dean, from 2009 until 2017. Before coming to Yale, he taught at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.

Jelani Cobb, Winter, 2018, is an American writer,author and educator. The Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University.

Geoffrey Stone, Fall, 2017, is the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago.


The Dorsett Fellowship

The Dorsett Fellowship was established in 2001 when the Frederick Gardner Cottrell Foundation, in conjunction with Research Corporation Technologies, made a significant donation in honor of Burt Dorsett ’53, establishing an endowed fund. The purpose of the Dorsett fund is to honor the exemplary business career of Burt Dorsett by bringing practitioners of ethics (business leaders, physicians, engineers, etc.) and/or scholars of ethics to the Dartmouth campus. The Dorsett Fellows (listed below) have provided public lectures, conducted guest lectures in college courses, participated in faculty working groups, and spent time pursuing their own research while on campus.

Last Updated: 5/14/18