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Speaking Up or Staying Silent: Rethinking Institutional Speech

In the wake of the Israel-Hamas conflict many institutions grappled with whether to make public statements about their institutional values. Many statements (or lack of statements) were poorly received, or leaders were pushed to make a second, or even a third restatement on the events – leading many leaders to rethink the merits of using their voice. Join Speaking up or Staying Silent: Rethinking Institutional Speech, a panel hosted by the UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement and PEN America. Moderated by Lara Schwartz, the panelists include leaders Neijma Celestine-Donnor, John Silvanus Wilson and Tom Ginsburg.