Free Speech in a Globalized World

March 02 '2017 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm

Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium

Free Speech in a Globalized World: What Rules Should Govern Speech in a World Without Borders?

A Talk with Flemming Rose

 Free speech is under pressure around the world. According to several ratings freedom of speech is at its worst in a decade. At the same time people with a smart phone have more opportunities to communicate and express themselves than ever before. How to explain this paradox? Do we need more or fewer limitations on speech in a multicultural society?

Flemming Rose is a Danish journalist and author of The Tyranny of Silence: How One Cartoon Ignited a Global Debate on the Future of Free Speech.

Sponsored by the F&M AAUP, the Program in International Studies, The Philadelphia Alumni Writers House, Ware College House, Department of Art & Art History, Department of Government, Department of History, Department of Economics, the North Fund, and the Public Affairs Lecture Fund