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Free Speech, International Law, and the Impact of Violence Against U.S. Diplomatic Missions Abroad

International & National Security Law Practice Group and Free Speech & Election Law Practice Group Teleforum

Start : Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:00 PM

End : Tuesday, September 25, 2012 01:00 PM


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Featured Speakers:
Julian Ku
Peter J. Spiro

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This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Free Speech, International Law, and the Impact of Violence Against U.S. Diplomatic Missions Abroad

Since a recent series of riots and violent attacks, the U.S. has shut down some of its embassies and consulates in the Middle East.  The worst of these attacks resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.  Many, including members of the U.S. government, have blamed the attacks on a film made by a U.S. filmmaker, for which a trailer was posted on YouTube.  Should the violent reaction to a U.S. film cause us to rethink the nature of free speech protections for hate speech in the U.S.?  Should the U.S. government more aggressively defend the free speech protections under the U.S. Constitution in the global community?

Featuring:

  • Prof. Julian Ku, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of International Programs, Hofstra University School of Law
  • Prof. Peter J. Spiro, Charles R. Weiner Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law
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This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.

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