Free Speech Movement 50 Year Commemoration

50 Years after the Senate Vote on the FSM: A Reflection

A roundtable conversation on the Free Speech Movement (FSM) was held on December 8, 2014, the 50th anniversary of the UC Berkeley Academic Senate meeting upholding a resolution on free speech, and at the same location in Wheeler Hall auditorium. The panel discussion, featuring UC Berkeley faculty, focused on the impact of the FSM on universities and more broadly on society, and explored the current challenges facing universities on matters related to freedom of speech.

Roundtable Discussion on Freedom of Speech, 2014


Richard Buxbaum, Jackson H. Ralston Professor of International Law, Emeritus, Berkeley Law

Peter Dale Scott, Professor Emeritus of English, Department of English

John Searle, Slusser Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy


Panos Papadopoulos, Chair of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate, and Chancellor's Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering