“Free Speech and Its Discontents” Workshop

Dec 15, 2017, 11:30 amDec 16, 2017, 1:30 pm
301 Marx Hall


Event Description

Registration is required

Please contact Susan Brison ([email protected]) to register and to receive a link to the papers, which will be available by December 8th.

Papers must be read in advance.


Friday, December 15

11:30 - 1:00 pm

Arrival and lunch

1:00 -1:15 pm

Welcome and Introductions: Susan Brison and Katharine Gelber

1:15 - 2:45 pm

Paper: James Weinstein (Law, Arizona State) – “The Regulation of Lies in Speech and Elections”
Commentator: Agnès Callamard (Director, Global Freedom of Expression Project, Columbia) and Heather Whitney (Philosophy, NYU)

2:45 - 4:15 pm

Paper: Kath Gelber (Politics, University of Queensland) – “A Principle for Regulating Hate Speech:  A Systemically- and Authority-Derived (SAD) Approach”
Commentator: Desmond Jagmohan (Politics, Princeton)

4:15 - 4:30 pm

Afternoon tea

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Paper: Richard Brooks (Law, NYU) – “Cursing, Swearing and Disparaging”
Commentator: Susan Brison (Philosophy, Dartmouth and Visiting Fellow, UCHV, Princeton)

6:45 pm

Dinner at Palmer House (by invitation)

Saturday, December 16

9:00 - 9:45 am


9:45 - 11:15 am

Paper: Mary Kate McGowan (Philosophy, Wellesley) – “More on the More Speech Response”
Commentator: Chloe Bakalar (Visiting Scholar, UCHV, Princeton)

11:15 - 11:30 am

Morning tea

11:30 - 1:00 pm

Paper: Stephen Macedo (Politics, Princeton) – “Offensive Speech and Civility: the Role of Social Norms”
Commentator: Lynne Tirrell (Philosophy, Connecticut, Storrs)

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Lunch and Closing

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