CRC & CSUS 2017 Ethics Symposium – The Ethics of Saying Things
Session #5: The Voices of Today, a Place to be Heard Main
Speaker: Kaycea Campbell, Associate Professor of Economics, Pierce College
Abstract: In 2017 and over the last couple of years, there has been an alarming crackdown in colleges and universities on freedom of speech, to the extent. These developments challenge students and professors alike to resist protocols that stifle free speech.
There is arguably no better platform to discuss challenging issues, brainstorm ideologies and philosophies of life than in Colleges and Universities. These institutions have an unmatched ecology of diverse peoples that cut across race, sex and beliefs who interact on a daily basis, and the ability to openly speak about issues concerning their lives, environment and future is an undisputed weapon needed in the arsenal of future leaders to drive change and better the world as a whole. As such, the conversation for change happens here and it is only via free speech that the change can be positive and/or lead to optimal results for all agents involved.
Bio: Kaycea is an Associate Professor at Pierce College, teaching Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and related Economic Theory courses, and Department Chair for a division housing the disciplines of Political Science, Economics, Administration of Justice, and Chicano Studies. She teaches economic courses at other colleges within the Los Angeles Community College District (Mission College and West Los Angeles College). She also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics at the University of La Verne and Chapman University instructing both graduate and undergraduate students in Economics and Business courses.
Campbell earned a Ph.D.in Economics and Management from Claremont Graduate University in Pomona, Calif., as well as a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s in Economics, Management Studies and Political Science from University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.