Should We Limit Free Speech?

April 15, 2020
8 p.m. ET

Sit down with two leading scholars . . .

. . . Get an uncommon grasp of free speech—and get your questions answered in real time!


Free speech is under attack—on campus, in politics, in the media, even in business.

But to protect free speech, you need to think through a lot of questions. Such as . . . 

  • How do you even define free speech?
  • What are its limits?
  • When is it “hate speech”?
  • Is it okay to take a knee during the national anthem? What about publicizing a Black Mass?
  • If we can say whatever we want, whenever we want, are we exercising our freedom or hurtling toward relativism?

These are difficult questions. This unique conversation will help you gain some answers. 

You’re invited to join us Wednesday, April 15, at 8 p.m. ET and explore what defines free speech, whether it has limits, and what those limits ought to be.

Your guides will be two leading authorities on free speech: Dr. Hadley Arkes, the great constitutional and natural law scholar of Amherst College, and Arthur Milikh, associate director of the Heritage Foundation’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies.

We’ll examine this controversial issue from multiple perspectives, and discuss the benefits or downfalls of each.

Bring your questions. They’ll be answered in real time by Hadley Arkes and Arthur Milikh.

This event is free but spots are limited, so reserve yours now.

Featured Speakers

Hadley Arkes
Hadley Arkes

Hadley Arkes is the Edward N. Ney Professor in American Institutions (Emeritus) at Amherst College. He is also the founder and director of the James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights and the American Founding. Dr. Arkes is a noted authority on free speech, natural law, and constitutional jurisprudence. He has written for many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, First Things, National Review, and the Public Discourse. His books include First Things (from which the popular journal First Things took its name), Natural Rights and the Right to Choose and Constitutional Illusions and Anchoring Truths: The Touchstone of the Natural Law.

Arthur Milikh
Arthur Milikh

Arthur Milikh conducts research on America’s founding principles. As associate director of the Heritage Foundation’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies, he oversees the center’s research portfolio and gives talks on the tenets of the American political tradition to policymakers, political leaders, and the public. Before joining Heritage in 2014, Milikh worked for the House Armed Services Committee and at the Hudson Institute, a conservative think tank. He holds a master’s degree in political theory from University of Chicago and is a doctoral candidate at the Catholic University of America.

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