Calhoun at Yale: Ground Rules of Cancel Culture

Phoenix Lawyers Chapter

In 2016, Yale University established a committee to "articulate principles" regarding proposed renaming of the campus' Calhoun College, named for John C. Calhoun—a congressman, seventh U.S. Vice President, and notable slavery proponent. This committee provided a detailed historical, cultural, and practical review of the pros and pitfalls renaming entails. This review foresaw many of the cancel culture issues arising in law, business, society, and academia today and provides the framework for an important and timely discussion.


  • Paul Avelar, Managing Attorney, Institute for Justice—Arizona
  • Mark Kokanovich, Of Counsel, Ballard Spahr
  • Kory Langhofer, Managing Partner, Statecraft
  • Andrew Pappas, General Counsel, Arizona House of Representatives


This event will be hosted in-person and via livestream. In-person doors open at 6 PM; livestream begins at 6:30. In-person tickets are limited,* and the address will be provided only to those who register. Uber or carpool encouraged.

Up to 1.5 hours of CLE credit will be provided. Drinks and appetizers will be available.

Direct media and other inquiries to Kileen Lindgren