Professor Jan Blits to Keynote 2011 CFN Conference
June 14, 2011
by Jaclyn Hall
FIRE is pleased to announce that Professor Jan Blits will give the closing keynote address at the 2011 CFN Conference. Jan H. Blits is a professor in the University Honors Faculty at the University of Delaware. He was this year's winner of the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Academic Freedom Award, and in 2009 he received FIRE's own Prometheus Award for his efforts in ending the University of Delaware's appalling student indoctrination program.
Blits joins our two other distinguished keynote speakers for the conference, Nick Gillespie and Robert Corn-Revere. Other speakers include a student panel and FIRE staff members who will discuss the philosophical and legal arguments for First Amendment rights on campus and teach students how they can improve the culture of free speech at their schools.
The 2011 conference will be held July 14-16 at Bryn Mawr College, just outside of Philadelphia. The conference is rapidly approaching, so interested students should take a few minutes and apply today at thecfn.org/conference. The deadline for applications is Monday, June 20.