Wednesday, April 1, 2015
2:30–4:00 p.m.


Blodgett Hall, Room 109

Free Speech and Terrorism: A Student-Led Forum

On January 7, an attack on popular French magazine Charlie Hebdo sparked a resurgence of questions about terrorism and free speech.

Even though this was perhaps the most brutal attack targeting civilians in recent years, it is not the only one, with cases of threats and violence against journalists, satirists, and ordinary citizens rising along with the proliferation of terrorism and radical ideologies.

While free speech remains a cornerstone of liberal democracies around the world, the current geo-political climate has drawn criticism and concern over the inherent danger of unregulated speech. 

A symposium on free speech and terrorism.

The event will be moderated by Professor Regina Axelrod of Political Science.

The student panelists are:

  • Avinav Bista, Communications
  • Julianna Claase, Communications
  • Mahdiyah Jaffer, Political Science
  • Jonathan Sclar, Political Science
Sponsored by the Departments of Communications and Political Science, the Adelphi Debate Society and the Panthers for Peer Protection.

For further information, please contact:

Department of Political Science
Blodgett Hall Room 202
p – 516.877.4590

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