Luther Professor John Moeller to speak on freedom of speech Oct. 9

John Moeller, Luther College professor of political science, will speak on "Politics, Democracy, and the First Amendment" 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 in the Recital Hall of Luther's Center for Faith and Life.  

The presentation, part of the college's Paideia Text and Issues Lecture Series, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The college will host a reception following the lecture in Qualley Lounge in the Center for Faith and Life.

Moeller will speak about the rights granted by the First Amendment and how it can be possible to encourage free speech while maintaining decency and producing intelligent dialogues.

Moeller teaches political science at Luther. He earned the bachelor's degree in Slavic language and literature at Lawrence University and the master's and Ph.D. in political science at Duke University.           

He has taught political science at Luther since 1981, primarily in areas of law, political theory and environmental politics.

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Professor John Moeller