Law professor John Inazu will present a lecture on how members of a diverse university community can live together through deep difference. Professor Inazu will lay out an argument for what he calls ‘confident pluralism’ and then address contemporary challenges in higher education, including the role and manner of free speech, academic freedom, and safe spaces. A panel of three Virginia Tech professors will provide responses and audience discussion will follow. The panel will include:
- Frank Shushok, Senior Associate Vice President of Student Affairs
- Michele Deramo, Assistant Provost for Diversity Education
- Dean Bork, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
John Inazu is the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion, Washington University of St Louis School of Law and the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, and author of Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference.