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Agenda

Note that the following agenda is tentative, with additional speakers and topics being added to an already impressive schedule of renowned experts on the First Amendment. Please check back here for updates over the next several weeks. We're looking forward to coming together for this important conversation in October.

Opening Session

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Opening Session

2:00 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Ken Gormley, president, Duquesne University
Maxwell King, president and CEO, The Pittsburgh Foundation
2:15 p.m. The First Amendment in American History: Five Pillars of Freedom
Michael Gerhardt, Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, University of North Carolina School of Law
2nd Panelist, TBD
Moderator: Ken Gormley, president, Duquesne University
3:00 p.m. New Technology and Free Speech: A Conversation with Experts
Sree Sreenivasan, co-founder, Digimentors
Martha Minow, 300th Anniversary University Professor, Harvard Law School
Moderator: Jim Crutchfield, president of the board, PublicSource
3:45 p.m. "The Soul of the First Amendment"
Floyd Abrams, attorney and leading legal authority on the First Amendment
4:00 p.m. The First Amendment in 21st Century America: A View from the Trenches
Hugh Hewitt, radio and television commentator
Juan Williams, Fox News contributor
Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, New York Law School, and former president, American Civil Liberties Union
Moderator: Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO, The National Constitution Center
4:30 p.m. Artistic Expression and the First Amendment
Simon Tam, The Slants; Matal v. Tam, Lanham Act's disparagement clause and the First Amendment
4:45 p.m. Musical Performance by The Slants
5:15 p.m. Concluding Remarks and Reception
Book signing by Floyd Abrams, author, The Soul of the First Amendment
Morning Session

Monday, October 22, 2018
Morning Session

9:00 a.m. Welcome
Opening Remarks: Ken Gormley, president, Duquesne University
Video: John Kasich, governor of Ohio
9:15 a.m. The Importance of Free Press: An Editors' Conversation
Dean P. Baquet, executive editor, The New York Times
Martin Baron, executive editor, The Washington Post
David Shribman, executive editor, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Moderator: Maxwell King, president and CEO, The Pittsburgh Foundation, former editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer
10:15 a.m. Speech on College Campuses
Robert Zimmer, president, University of Chicago
Teresa Sullivan, president emeritus, University of Virginia
Moderator: Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO, The National Constitution Center
11:00 a.m. Taking the Pulse of the Public: Knight Institution Reports
Sam Gill, vice president, communities and impact, and senior adviser to the president, Knight Foundation
11:20 a.m. Free Speech vs. National Security
Tom Ridge, former governor of Pennsylvania, former U.S. secretary of homeland security
Gen. Michael V. Hayden, former director of the CIA
Moderator: TBD
12:00 p.m. Lunch
Afternoon Session

Monday, October 22, 2018
Afternoon Session

1:15 p.m. First Amendment in America's System of Laws and Government
Noel Francisco, U.S. solicitor general
Thomas Hardiman, judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Moderator: Ken Gormley, president, Duquesne University
1:45 p.m. Video: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
1:50 p.m. Foreign Journalists: The First Amendment as a Beacon of Liberty
Amanda Bennett, director, Voice of America
Suki Kim, Korean-American writer, Guggenheim fellow and award-winning author
Elizaveta Osetinskaya, Russian journalist, editor and media manager
Moderator: Robert Rosenthal, former editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer, former managing editor, The San Francisco Chronicle; executive director, Center for Investigative Reporting
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. An Assault on Free Press?
Alan Dershowitz, renowned lawyer and scholar, Harvard University (via Skype live video)
2:55 p.m.

Political Correctness/Fake News/The Editorial Function
Keith Burris, editor, vice president and editorial director for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the
Toledo Blade
Nancy Gibbs, former editor, TIME magazine
Liza Donnelly, cartoonist and writer, The New York Times; resident cartoonist, CBS News
Luis Fábregas, editor, Pittsburgh/Valley News Dispatch Tribune-Review
Moderator: Maxwell King, president and CEO, The Pittsburgh Foundation, former editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer

3:30 p.m. How the Internet Has Enabled Free Expression Like Never Before
Richard Gingras, vice president of news, Google
4:00 p.m. Reaching New Audiences in an Age of New Technology
James O'Keefe, investigative journalist, founder and CEO, Project Veritas
Moderator: TBD
4:15 p.m. First Amendment: Landmark Cases
Mary Beth Tinker, free speech plaintiff and First Amendment activist; Tinker v. DeMoines, black arm bands in schools protesting war
Dr. Shawn Peters, author and professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Wisconsin v. Yoder, Amish children attending school
5:00 p.m. Organizations that Educate the Public about the First Amendment
Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO, The National Constitution Center
Lata Nott, executive director, First Amendment Center, Newseum
Katy Glenn Bass, director, Free Expression Research and Policy, Global Freedom of Expression at Columbia University
5:30 p.m. Concluding Remarks