Tuesday Talks: “Words that Stab: Hate Speech under the American Constitution and the European Convention of Human Rights”
Glynn Amphitheater (G4), Irving Schneider and Family Building
12:30 - 1:45 pm
Brandeis President and Heller affiliated faculty member Frederick M. Lawrence presents. Hate speech raises complex and significant questions of constitutional theory, free expression and the limits of the law. Examination of the treatment of hate speech under the U.S. Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights reveals important insights and demonstrates the challenges a liberal democracy faces as it seeks not only to protect its citizens’ rights of self-expression but also to defend their personal safety.