The Lawrence branch of the Mercer County Library is pleased to present “What is the Meaning of Free Speech?” on Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 pm. This virtual public humanities program from scholar Ian Drake will consider how the US Supreme Court has defined and redefined what free speech means, whether in wartime or peacetime and in many controversial contexts.
Participants will be able to register for the event via EventKeeper at a later date.
The actual event will be held through the GoToMeeting platform; registrants will receive the GoToMeeting link to the event about 24 hours before the program starts.
Ian Drake is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Jurisprudence at Montclair State University. He obtained his PhD in American History from the University of Maryland in 2010. His teaching interests include the American judiciary and legal system, the US Supreme Court and constitutional history, and the history and contemporary study of law and society. Prior to earning his PhD in history, he practiced insurance and tort law.