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Is Hate Speech Free Speech?

Nadine Strossen was the first woman to lead the American Civil Liberties Union, from 1991 to 2008. A professor of constitutional law at New York Law School, she is the author of Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship. Jeremy Waldron is the author of The Harm in Hate Speech and is a university professor at NYU School of Law.

The speakers will discuss and debate the controversies that arise, on campus and off, over what hate speech is and what can be done about it. These controversies are connected to the still broader core questions,”How should we live together?” and “What should I do?”