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Free Speech vs. National Security

The National Conference on the First Amendment: Bedrock of American Freedoms will shine a light on the critical importance of the First Amendment in a free and democratic society, to open a dialogue with Americans about the First Amendment and its central role in maintaining the viability of our democratic institutions and to help diverse audiences recognize that we, as Americans, still share foundational values. At a time when incivility and disregard for foundational principles have become the norm in our society, all Americans—regardless of ideology or politics—can find common ground in a national celebration of the First Amendment.

This conference will devote attention to all aspects of our basic freedoms, including freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, the right to peaceably assemble and to government petition. The conference also will cover modern technology, social media and more. With the help of some of the best minds in the country, the conference will challenge us to rediscover the central role that the First Amendment plays in our American democracy.

Speakers and panelists include nationally known experts in journalism, politics, law, higher education and civic advocacy. For complete details, see the conference agenda.

Free Speech vs. National Security

Tom Ridge, former governor of Pennsylvania, former U.S. secretary of homeland security
Gen. Michael V. Hayden, former director of the CIA
Moderator: Paul Rosenzweig; senior fellow, R Street Institute; founder, Red Branch Consulting PLLC; senior advisor, The Chertoff Group; former deputy assistant secretary for policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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