The Tully Center for Free Speech


As part of her bequest, Joan Tully asked that an award be given to honor a journalist who has shown courage in facing a free speech threat. An international panel of journalists and lawyers nominates candidates and an Award Committee of SU faculty and students selects the recipient, The awardee comes to SU for 3-4 days to be honored at an award ceremony and accept the $2500 award. He/she speaks in classes across campus. The 2011 Award Recipient was Umar Cheema.