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Exploring Deliberative Democracy and Campus Free Speech

Panel features Ronald M. Berkman, Susan J. Becker and Michael Schwartz

Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affair’s will host the panel discussion “Deliberative Democracy and Campus Free Speech” as part of its Dean’s Forum series April 10. The event will feature former CSU presidents Ronald Berkman and Michael Schwartz, as well as ACLU attorney Susan Becker.

The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 4 p.m. in the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Roberta Steinbacher Atrium on Wednesday, April 10. The panel will be followed by a reception. Registration is requested.

Berkman served as the Cleveland State University president from 2009 to 2018. His vision for transforming CSU into a best-in-class urban research university was marked by forward-thinking initiatives designed to enhance student success, Engaged Learning, and community engagement.

Becker is the general counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio. Becker’s legal career has spanned more than three decades thus far. It includes a two-year clerkship with Judge Robert B. Krupansky of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Sixth Circuit, five years as a litigation associate with Jones Day, and 24 years as a law professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

Michael Schwartz served as president of Cleveland State University from 2002 to 2009. Prior to that, Dr. Schwartz was president of Kent State University from 1982 to 1991. He had previously served as vice president for graduate studies and research, and vice president for academic and student affairs, both at Kent State. 

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