The New University interviewed Michelle Deutchman, Executive Director for the UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement to answer frequently asked questions about Free Speech.

Question 1: Where should schools draw the line on hate speech and “diversity of ideas?” How hateful does someone have to be for it to be unacceptable?

Question 2: Is free speech on campus really under threat? Aren’t we open to hearing more voices now than ever before?

Question 3: How can universities respond to constitutionally-protected speech that is offensive and hurtful to members of its community?

Question 4: How does the Free Speech Center plan to better educate UC students about their freedom of speech on campus?