Free Speech Now: The Berkeley Experience


Home to the Free Speech Movement, UC Berkeley is no stranger to public protest. Join a lively conversation with Dean of Berkeley Law Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Students Joseph Greenwell, and Kena Hazelwood-Carter, president of the Graduate Assembly, about managing the challenges of ensuring that disparate voices are heard — on our campus and beyond.


Erwin Chemerinsky

Chemerinsky became dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law in July 2017 when he joined the faculty as the Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law. Prior to coming to Cal, he was the founding dean at the UC Irvine School of Law and professor of first amendment law. In January 2017, National Jurist magazine named him the most influential person in legal education in the United States.

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Joseph Greenwell

Greenwell joined UC Berkeley as dean of students and associate vice chancellor (AVC) for student affairs in 2014. As dean of students, Greenwell is dedicated to the holistic learning journey of all students and to providing myriad programs and services that enhance student’s understanding of their values and those of others in the community.

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Kena Hazelwood-Carter

As president of UC Berkeley’s Graduate Assembly (GA), Hazelwood-Carter advocates on behalf of the over 11,000 graduate and professional students in more than 100 programs across the campus. The GA’s current areas of advocacy include basic needs security, wellness, protecting academic freedom, and strengthening a sense of community across academic units. She has also served as a student representative to the UC President’s Task Force on Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault and as a member of the Graduate School of Education’s Committee for Equity and Inclusion.  

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