CMC’s “Free Speech on Campus” conference featured leading scholars in a daylong exploration of the challenges and commitments to free speech in higher education. The panelists represented a range of viewpoints, but called for greater acceptance of opposing views on campuses. Steven Hayward of UC Berkeley, Peter Schuck of Yale Law School and Roosevelt Montàs of Columbia University were among those presenting, along with CMC faculty and students. George Thomas, Burnet C. Wohlford Professor of American Political Institutions, organized the conference after a visit to CMC by John Yoo of UC Berkeley School of Law, who urged CMC to hold a freedom of speech conference, and said Berkeley
would follow with its own. Berkeley’s conference, which will include CMC faculty, will be held March 22.