In October 2020, the Center for Freedom and Western Civilization sponsored a lecture and discussion titled "The American Anti-Free Speech Movement from Anti-Sedition to Anti-Fascism" with Jonathan Turley, J.B. & Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law; Dir. of the Environmental Law Advocacy Center; Executive Director, Project for Older Prisoners, George Washington Law School.
In his lecture, Professor Turley explored the evolution of free speech in the United States from the Early Republic to the current times. He addressed how anti-free speech sentiments have remained part of our country like "a dormant virus" that emerges in different forms from anti-sedition to anti-fascism causes. In his view, the threat to free speech has never been greater in the United States with a growing anti-free speech movement emerging on our campuses and streets.