College of Law

Stranahan Lecture Series

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Noon-1 pm
McQuade Law Auditorium

Professor Keith Whittington

“why we should value campus free speech”

Professor Keith Whittington
Princeton University

Professor Keith E. Whittington will speak on the importance of free speech at universities as argued in his award-winning recent book, Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech. Whittington will explain the need to protect free speech at universities to enhance the mission of assembling and nurturing an open and diverse community of scholars, teachers, and students. In his talk, Whittington will examine how relationships between the critical functions of the university and the principles of free speech can help resolve difficult challenges that confront modern universities.

 Professor Whittington is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University. A prolific scholar, his publications include nine books and dozens of articles and essays on constitutional law, politics, and history, and American political thought. He is a fellow with the National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement, and is a member of the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences. The winner of numerous book, scholarly, and teaching awards, Whittington completed his undergraduate degree at The University of Texas at Austin, and earned his PhD in political science at Yale University.

Food and drink will be provided. Book sales and signing will take place before and after the lecture.


Watch live! After the broadcast, the archived lecture will be available on our website. The livestream is made possible by The University of Toledo Alumni Association.

About the Lecture

The free, public lecture is a part of the Stranahan National Issues Forum and is sponsored by the College of Law and its chapter of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. For a list of guest speakers and lecture videos from previous years, please visit our past speakers page. For questions about the Stranahan Lecture Series, please contact Professor Lee J. Strang


McQuade Law Auditorium is within the Law Center, which is located at 1825 West Rocket Drive (immediately inside the UT West Entrance off Secor Road and south of Bancroft Street). Free parking is available in Parking Area 12 (lot adjacent to the law school) in a designated blocked-off area on the southwest side of the Law Center. Please see an attendant in the blocked off area and mention you are here for the Stranahan Lecture. 


Last Updated: 3/6/19