The Cornell community is invited to attend a virtual conversation on free speech in the age of “cancel culture” as part of the Peter ’69 and Marilyn ’69 Coors Conversation Series.

On October 1st from 6:00 to 7:15 pm, Masha Gessen, National Book Award winner, bestselling author, and journalist, will be in conversation with John McWhorter, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University on the topic "Civil Discourse: Free Speech and ‘Cancel Culture’." The exchange will be moderated by Odette Lienau, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Intellectual Life and Professor of Law at Cornell.

The series is free and open to faculty, staff, and students via Zoom; registration with Cornell NetID is required.

The Peter ’69 and Marilyn ’69 Coors Conversation Series provides a forum for intellectual discourse on difficult yet timely issues facing the nation. The series aims to foster greater understanding across differences by bringing together speakers with a range of political viewpoints.