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FREE SPEECH 5: How should a university deal with its past complicities with slavery and 'scientific' racism?

Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director of PEN AMerica

Suzanne Nossel, the Executive Director of PEN America, talks to Think About It about how she views contemporary issues around speech in America today, from President Trump's descriptions of the press as "fake news" and "the enemy of the people" to alternative news outlets that no longer respect journalistic standards, and the dangers of letting the government regulate speech on campus. Nossel is a former Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, and a former Chief Operating Officer for Human Rights Watch. She has written extensively for blogs and publications such as Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy.