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No-platform and Hate Speech

No Platform Hate Speed logoFriday 17 May 2013

Coleridge Room
Jesus College, Cambridge

Should fascists and/or racists be given a platform? Does denial of platform deprive racists of freedom of speech? Should that freedom be protected? Liberal conventional wisdom tends to answer most, or all, of these and related questions in the affirmative. This workshop will critically engage with the liberal conventional wisdom and challenge the assumptions underpinning it.


Morning Session
Chair:  Priya Gopal
10.30 - 11.30 a.m. Caleb Yong (Oxford)
  Liberal Rights, Free Speech, and Hate Speech
11.30 - 12.30 p.m. Nicholas Vrousalis (Cambridge)
  Hate Speech and Inequality
Afternoon session
Chair:  Chris Thompson
2.00 - 3.00 p.m. Lorna Finlayson (Cambridge)
  Free Speech as Liberal Fiction
3.00 - 4.00 p.m. Sebastian Nye (Cambridge)
  No-platform, Speech and Speech Acts