Universities' role in fostering free speech

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Nicole Bibbins Sedaca
Kelly and David Pfeil Fellow
George W. Bush Institute

“In a pluralistic society with many people of many different backgrounds and beliefs, there is the opportunity to bridge the divide through the sharing of civil conversations,” she says.

Nicole Bibbins Sedaca, the Kelly and David Pfeil Fellow at the Bush Institute and Executive Vice President of Freedom House, explains how Americans’ rights to free speech and expression are built upon pluralism – a system of social tolerance for people with different backgrounds, views, or beliefs. Sedaca also expounds on the crucial role colleges and universities play in fostering and creating room for debate among people with differing viewpoints.