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Rights versus Responsibility in Relation to Censorship in the Arts and the Larger Society (Heth 022)

Friday Nov 2
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

An interdisciplinary panel of faculty from Political Science, Communication, Music, Theatre, and Dance . The panelists offer various perspectives on civil liberties, freedom and obligation, censorship on campuses, and capitalism versus democracy in funding the arts. Participants include Dr. Margaret Hrezo, Dr. Bill Kovarik, Dean Joe Scartelli, Mr. Wesley Young and Ms. Deborah McLaughlin as well as Woodrow Wilson Visiting Scholar, Susan Clampitt, former Deputy Chair at the National Endowment for the Arts.

How is it decided what art and speech are permissible in public places?

How do we balance society's desires/needs with the individual's rights?

What is the role of liberal arts education in addressing these questions?