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Hate Speech and Free Speech

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 4:30pm to 5:45pm

Myron Taylor, Landis Auditorium, Room 184

Does our constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech go too far? In an era when hateful messages demeaning entire ethnic or religious groups go viral, when hate groups have become more numerous, students and faculty on some campuses are advocating “hate speech codes” to punish those who express hate. Attempts to impose such codes, however, run up against not only legal barriers but the difficulty of clearly defining hate speech.

Two scholars bring different points of view to a dialogue on this polarizing topic.

Jeremy Waldron (NYU School of Law), author of The Harm of Hate Speech

Nadine Strossen (New York Law School), former president of the American Civil Liberties Union and author of the forthcoming Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship

Moderated by Professor Sherry Colb

A book signing will follow the event.

Listen to an interview with Professor Sherry Colb on WHCU's "All Things Equal " radio show.

The event will be livestreamed on CornellCast.

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Law School, Office of the President



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Nadine Strossen and Jeremy Waldron

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The event is free and open to the public.

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Timothy Bruce

Timothy Bruce 4/11/2018

I wish I would have attended. Did anyone mention R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul (1992)?