Onkar Ghate, Jordan Peterson, Dave Rubin on Oct. 19: The Death of Free Speech?

Join Onkar Ghate, Jordan Peterson and Dave Rubin on October 19 for a discussion on the current state of freedom of speech in America. If you can’t attend at Clemson University, the event will be live streamed via The Rubin Report’s YouTube page.

Conflicts over free speech are becoming more and more common. This year has seen riots at U.C. Berkeley; an attack on speakers at Middlebury College; protesters blocking a talk at Claremont McKenna College; students taking over Evergreen State College; and protests of professor Jordan Peterson over his refusal to use gender-neutral pronouns. Off campus, we have seen violent clashes at political gatherings and protests by white supremacists over the removal of Confederate statues.

What is the cause of these incidents? What can we do to address them and to protect freedom of speech and the free society that depends on it?

WHEN: Thursday, October 19 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time


Clemson University
Lee Hall, Room 2-111
323 Fernow Street,
Clemson, SC 29634


  • Onkar Ghate — senior fellow and chief content officer at the Ayn Rand Institute

  • Jordan Peterson — author and psychology professor at the University of Toronto

  • Dave Rubin — creator and host of The Rubin Report

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come basis even with registration — please arrive early. Attendees should RSVP by Wednesday, October 18. The first 50 students to arrive will receive a free book.

The Ayn Rand Institute and the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism sponsor this event.