EVENT: UCL – Dangerous Speech

Posted April 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Freedom of expression is once again under fire. We live in an era in which YouTube clips can inspire hatred and terrorism thousands of miles away from their creators; in which “fake news” and internet echo chambers hijack public deliberation; and in which universities that suppress illiberal speech are condemned as illiberal themselves. This day-long philosophical conversation will interrogate how we should defend, or otherwise qualify, the ideal of free speech in the face of the charge that it objectionably protects dangerous expression.’

Date: 12th May 2017, 9.00am-6.00pm

Location: UCL Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Charge: free, registration required

More information can be found here.