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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

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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


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