FIRE: ABTS Conference Address On Individual Rights

The Foundation for Individual Rights In Education (FIRE), a non-profit based in Philadelphia, has published the audio of Adam Kissel’s address to the Association of Big Ten Schools (ABTS) at Penn State last month.

Mr. Kissel’s talk centered around the idea that student governments, as the most public voices representing the student body, should incorporate as a core part of their mission the protecting of students’ individual rights on campus.

Adam Kissel, Director of FIRE’s Individual Rights Defense Program, recently attended the Association of Big Ten Students Summer Conference, where he spoke to representatives from student governments about what they can do to protect and promote rights to freedom of speech, freedom of association, and due process.

Listen to part one of Adam’s presentation in today’s episode of our podcast series, FIREside Chats, and tune in next week for our Back to School special, when we will be covering ways for students to fight abuses of power on campuses across the country.

Click here to access part one and part two of Adam Kissel’s talk at Penn State.