Sandwiched In

SANDWICHED IN: Clear and Present Danger: Free Speech and the Constitution: A Conversation with James L. Coll. Ask the average American to list their civil liberties and “freedom of speech” will undoubtedly be one of the first. Revered as perhaps the most important of our individual rights, the concept of unbridled expression has been one of the most debated issues in both our society and in our courtrooms and remains a cornerstone of the American identity. In this conversation, landmark Supreme Court decisions will be discussed, as will the delicate balance between this important civil liberty and public safety in America. James Coll is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Nassau Community College and a Detective in the New York City Police Department. This event is made possible through the Conversations Bureau, a new program of the New York Council for the Humanities. Conversations Bureau discussions are made possible with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 12:10 p.m.