FIRE Director of Public Advocacy Aaron Terr

FIRE Director of Public Advocacy Aaron Terr
12 set 2023 · 58 min. 32 sec.

In the latest episode of https://www.freedomsfoundation.org/podcast/, host Jason Raia welcomes http://www.thefire.org/about-us/our-team/aaron-terr, the Director of Public Advocacy at the https://www.thefire.org/. Aaron discusses his role at FIRE, First Amendment rights, and the...

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In the latest episode of George Washington Slept Here, host Jason Raia welcomes Aaron Terr, the Director of Public Advocacy at the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE). Aaron discusses his role at FIRE, First Amendment rights, and the challenges of advocating for them. The conversation also explores the critical role of free speech, past and current First Amendment cases, and the initiatives FIRE is taking to safeguard free speech for all Americans. Take advantage of this insightful dialogue on America's state of free expression.


Quotes

"The First Amendment is not just a legal protection, but a cultural value that we need to remind Americans of in order to safeguard our freedom.”- Aaron Terr

"Engaging in thoughtful dialogue and addressing opposing views on their merits is crucial for a healthy democracy.”-Aaron Terr

"We must ensure that the rights to free speech and expression are protected not just on college campuses, but in our broader society as well.”-Aaron Terr


Featured Guest

Aaron Terr
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-terr-5a38051b9/


Chapters:

00:00 - Introduction
05:31 - How Dad's Record Collection Shaped Comedic Observations
09:46 - Law Schools & The Lack of Focus on First Amendment Careers
10:43 - The Discouragement of Constitutional Law in Law Schools
14:06 - The Process: Oversight, Brief Writing, Record Review, Meeting Judges
18:10 - The Yale Incident that Raised Alarms About Free Speech
23:15 - Advocacy for Free Speech in Educational Settings
26:05 - Two Decades of Campus Advocacy for Free Expression
29:41 - Student Vietnam War Protests Win Supreme Court Backing
35:10 - The Crucial Role of Free Speech in Education
38:41 - Controversial Judge Visit Highlights Need for Open Dialogue
41:00 - Tough Questions Shaping Campus Conversations
43:53 - Public Outcry Over Professor's Unfair Termination
47:42 - Rising Protests in Jackson, Mississippi Lead to Legal Action
51:55 - The Transformative Power of Mindfulness and Meditation
53:22 - Reevaluating Career Paths and Musical Goals
57:15 - Outro

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