FLASH FORUM: Freedom of Speech or Tyranny of Silence?

Flemming Rose (author, The Tyranny of Silence: How One Cartoon Ignited A Global Debate on the Future of Free Speech)
Onkar Ghate (senior fellow, Ayn Rand Institute)
Harvey Silverglate (co-founder, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education [F.I.R.E.])
Jeff Jacoby (journalist, The Boston Globe)

Moderated by Gregory Salmieri (philosopher, Rutgers University)

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Flemming Rose

Flemming Rose

Gregory Salmieri

Gregory Salmieri

Harvey Silverglate

Harvey Silverglate

Onkar Ghate

Onkar Ghate

Michael Mathis

Jeff Jacoby

 

Freedom of Speech or Tyranny of Silence?

Co-Presented with Ayn Rand Institute,
Old South Meeting House, and Boston’s Literary District

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Following the massacre of journalists at Charlie Hebdo in Paris, the intimidation of Sony Pictures over “The Interview,” and a growing climate of self-censorship, this panel opens up a conversation on the future of the freedom of speech and the dangers you can’t ignore. What is the right to free speech? Does it include the right to offend? Is there such a thing as “hate speech” or “Islamophobia”? Are “trigger warnings” compatible with free speech and with learning? How should the government respond when foreign groups and regimes threaten Americans’ freedom of speech? What can you do to protect your freedom to voice your ideas?

 
Wednesday, January 21, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St.

 

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