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      A Campus Culture of Intellectual Freedom: How Trustees Can Help in Meadville

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      September 13, 2019

      Friday  10:00 AM

      520 N. Main St.
      Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335

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      A Campus Culture of Intellectual Freedom: How Trustees Can Help

      Designed specifically for higher education trustees and senior leadership, this seminar will focus on the leadership role of trustees in promoting free speech on college campuses. Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge will be our keynote speaker. We will discuss strategies to foster the free exchange of ideas on campus. We will particularly examine the appropriate role of trustees in encouraging open discourse. Participants will receive short readings in advance that will inform the discussion-based sessions. The goal of the seminar is to develop a deeper understanding of the philosophical and institutional underpinnings of free speech in the education of our country's future leaders. Toward that end, the program is designed to prompt creative and productive thinking about effective strategies to ensure that higher education prepares students for the challenges of citizenship in a free society. Registration is complimentary and participants will receive a travel stipend (up to $100) thanks to the generous donation of the James and Amy Bennett Foundation. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please let ACTA know about any food allergies or restrictions before the event.   For more information on the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) or the seminar, please visit or contact Megan Riethmiller, Director of Trustee Programs and Coalition Relations, at or call at 202-467-6787. 

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