Hate speech and the First Amendment in focus at Rice April 9
I will be participating in a long-planned debate over the banning or criminalization of hate speech in the United States. I will be debate NYU Professor Jeremy Waldron, one of the leading proponents of new speech regulations. He is the author if The Harm in Hate Speech (Harvard University Press, 2012). The debate will be held on Tuesday, April 9th at Rice University in Houston.
The event, hosted by Rice’s Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance, is free and open to the public. Registration is required at www.eventbrite.com/e/hate-speech-and-the-1st-amendment-a-dialogue-tickets-58682833936.
Here is the description and details:
What: A discussion titled “Hate Speech and the First Amendment: A Dialogue”
Who: Jonathan Turley, the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University Law School, and Jeremy Waldron, University Professor at New York University Law School.
David Leebron, president of Rice University and a legal scholar, will serve as moderator.
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. A reception will follow the event.
Where: Rice University, McNair Hall’s Shell Auditorium, 6100 Main St. Parking is available in the Central Campus Garage. For directions, see http://business.rice.edu/directions-and-parking.
Established by a gift from Houston philanthropists Milton and Laurie Boniuk, the Boniuk Institute is dedicated to nurturing religious tolerance and advancing religious literacy; respect and mutual understanding among people of all and no faiths, especially youth through research efforts; educational initiatives; and community engagement.
Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-348-6775.