"Free Speech and Community": A Conversation with Chancellor Christ at The Berkeley Forum

Presentation | August 31 | 6 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 Carol Christ, UC Berkeley Chancellor

 The Berkeley Forum

What constitutes free speech? At what point does free speech infringe upon the notion of community, if at all? Recent events on campus - and the intense media and political scrutiny that accompanied them - have highlighted a need for thoughtful discussion of these questions. Newly sworn-in Chancellor Carol Christ will discuss these themes in conversation at the Berkeley Forum.

Chancellor Carol Christ is the 11th Chancellor and the former Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of the University of California, Berkeley. She previously served as President of Smith College from 2002 to 2013, and before that was a professor of English and an administrator at Berkeley for more than three decades. Chancellor Christ is an advocate for quality, accessible public higher education, a proponent of the value of a broad education in the liberal arts and sciences, and a champion of women’s issues and diversity on college campuses. Since her return to Berkeley, she has worked to foster community and improve the campus climate, strengthen Berkeley's financial position, and address the campus' housing shortage.