On Monday, October 19, the Clements Center for National Security and the The Bech-Loughlin First Amendment Center will host a discussion with David A. French, Senior Editor of The Dispatch and formerly President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and Senior Counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, and University of Texas at Austin President Jay Hartzell on French's recently published Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation. Mr. French will focus on the importance of free speech and pluralism to America’s strength, and also discuss how division at home threatens our national security abroad. This event will be part of UT-Austin’s participation in national Free Speech Week. Please join us from 12:15 - 1:30 pm CDT. Virtual doors open at 12:00 pm.