Hate Speech, Fake News, and Post-Truth in the Age of Trump


October 28, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:45pm
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How does the First Amendment really work? Is it a principle or a value? What is hate speech and should it always be banned? Should social media companies police the exchange of thoughts, ideas, and opinions? From the rise of fake news, to the role of tech companies, to demands for safe spaces and trigger warnings on campus-a new age has raised all new questions about first constitutional principles.

Join us for a one-day conference celebrating the publication of Professor Stanley Fish's latest book, The First: How to Think About Hate Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Speech, Fake News, Post-Truth, and Donald Trump (Atria Books, 2019). Stanley Fish is the Floersheimer Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Cardozo School of Law and a New York Times bestselling author and columnist.


Conference Schedule:

8:45 a.m. | Breakfast and Registration
9:45 a.m. | Introduction by Michel Rosenfeld, University Professor of Law and Comparative Democracy and Justice Sydney L. Robins Professor of Human Rights, Cardozo School of Law
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Panel One
Moderator: Suzanne Last Stone, University Professor of Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization, Cardozo School of Law
John McWhorter, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, New York Law School
Tim Wu, Julius Silver Professor of Law, Science and Technology, Columbia University School of Law
12:00 p.m. | Lunch Keynote by Carol Christ, Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley
1:45 - 3:45 p.m. | Panel Two
Moderator: David Rudenstine, Sheldon H. Solow Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law
Susan Benesch, Director, Dangerous Speech Project and Faculty Associate, Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
Micah Schwartzman, Hardy Cross Dillard Professor of Law and Martha Lubin Karsh and Bruce A. Karsh Bicentennial Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
Jeremy Waldron, Professor, NYU School of Law
3:45 p.m. | Closing Remarks by Professor Stanley Fish
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Reception and Book Signing


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