Opening Convocation to Focus on Free Speech
Events and Lectures

Franklin College will host the first event in its 2022-23 Convocation Lecture Series on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Branigin Room in the Napolitan Student Center.

The event will be a community conversation with Nadine Strossen, J.D., moderated by John Krull, ’81, director of Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism. Strossen will talk about free speech and why it matters. 

Strossen is a New York Law School Professor Emerita, past president of the American Civil Liberties Union (1991-2008), a frequent speaker/media commentator on constitutional law and civil liberties and has testified before Congress on multiple occasions. She authored “HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship” (2018). In celebration of Constitution Day, Strossen will speak about her work in preserving free speech in our society. The interview-format presentation will be moderated by Franklin College Professor John Krull, Director of the Pulliam School of Journalism.

Franklin College tradition includes hosting an annual Convocation Lecture Series that promotes the ideals of the institution. The college upholds a common set of values that enhances the community and sustains personal, spiritual and professional growth for a lifetime. The college values people of integrity, a commitment to inclusivity, a culture of intellectual curiosity, the drive for innovation and creativity and the spirit of community.

This event is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending are asked to register at

For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.

POSTED Aug 22, 2022