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Free to speak & free to hate, a discourse on pairing civil liberties with civil discourse

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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A discourse on pairing civil liberties

with civil discourse

April 19, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. HIB 135

Moderated by Georges Van Den Abbeele, dean of the UCI School of Humanities, this forum brings together experts who can discuss the blurring lines between freedom of speech and hate speech and provide practical applications for the classroom, news room and day-to-day dialogue in today’s politically-charged climate.


  • Jonathan Alexander, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of English and equity advisor for the School of Humanities
  • Doug Haynes, UCI professor of history and vice provost for academic equity, diversity and inclusion
  • David Kaye, UCI law professor and UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
  • Dana Murphy, English Ph.D. candidate and English graduate student representative for Diverse Educational Community and Doctoral Experience (DECADE)


About “What is to be Done?” 


Moderated by Georges Van Den Abbeele, dean of the UCI School of Humanities, this monthly forum will address urgent contemporary topics with experts who can provide actionable advice. Forums take place on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the School of Humanities. Email Erica Yun at Erica.Yun@uci.edu for more information.



Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm