New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

Blasphemy and Beyond: Reconciling Faith and Free Expression

October 25, 2012

The Milbank Tweed Forum presents a panel discussion: Blasphemy and Beyond: Reconciling Faith and Free Expression.

Religious offense often flows in multiple directions. Take the infamous YouTube video, which unleashed a firestorm of outrage and violence from Muslims worldwide. Days before, priests in every parish in Scotland read a bishops’ letter denouncing that country’s plan to legalize same-sex marriage, which Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien called “a grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right.” These and other examples will animate a discussion among leading scholars in law and philosophy in which they will consider how tensions between free speech and faith should be managed in a democratic society: Should free speech be limited in such circumstances and if so, where should boundaries be drawn and by whom?

Wednesday, October 31, 12:25-1:50 p.m.
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge

RSVP for this event.

PANELISTS:
• Kwame Anthony Appiah, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University
• Andrew March, Associate Professor of Political Science, Yale University
• Jeremy Waldron, University Professor, NYU School of Law

MODERATOR:
Shaheed Fatima, Global Visiting Professor of Law, NYU School of Law


View this event on the web calendar.

Type: Article

Blasphemy and Beyond: Reconciling Faith and Free Expression

Search News



NYU In the News

CUSP Unveils its “Urban Observatory”

Crain’s New York Business profiled CUSP’s “Urban Observatory” that is continuously photographing lower Manhattan to gather scientific data.

Post-Sandy Upgrades at the Langone Medical Center

NY1 reported on the major post-Sandy upgrades and renovations made at the Medical Center to protect the hospital from future catastrophic storms.

Steinhardt Research Helps Solve Tough Speech Problems.

The Wall Street Journal reported on research at Steinhardt’s Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, including an interview with Assistant Professor Tara McAllister Byun, that uses ultrasound to help solve tough speech problems.

Times Column Lauds Professor Stevenson’s New Memoir

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote a column about “Just Mercy,” a new memoir by Law Professor Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, whom he noted has been called America’s Nelson Mandela.

Entrepreneurship Lab Opens at NYU

Crain’s New York Business covered the opening of the Mark and Debra Leslie Entrepreneurial eLab, which will be the headquarters for NYU’s Entrepreneurial Institute and all of the University’s programs aimed at promoting innovation and startups.

NYU Footer