Nadine Strossen is the John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School and former President of the American Civil Liberties Union, the first woman to serve in that position. In this talk, Dr. Strossen draws on her most recent book Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech not Censorship to address misunderstandings plaguing our perennial debates about “hate speech vs. free speech” and to argue that non-censorial countermeasures are more effective than censorship in advancing the causes of equality and societal harmony.
March 28, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The University Club, McMaster University
In conversation with Arig al Shaibah, Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion at McMaster University.
Presented partnership with DeGroote School of Business.
For directions to The University Club, see here.
Free event. Register online today or call 905 525 9140 ext. 26848
As part of Living Democracy series.
Democracy can be strengthened or weakened, made anemic or vital. This series assumes that democracy must be tended, and offers differing, sometimes competing, ways of doing so.