No-Platform & Hate Speech Workshop


17 May 2013

Coleridge Room
Jesus College, Cambridge

Should fascists and/or racists be given a platform? Does denial of platform deprive racists of freedom of speech? Should that freedom be protected? Liberal conventional wisdom tends to answer most, or all, of these and related questions in the affirmative. This workshop will critically engage with the liberal conventional wisdom and challenge the assumptions underpinning it.

Morning session

Chair: Priya Gopal

10.30 – 11.30am Caleb Yong (Oxford)
Liberal Rights, Free Speech, and Hate Speech

11.30 – 12.30am Nicholas Vrousalis (Cambridge)
Hate Speech and Inequality

Afternoon session

Chair: Chris Thompson

2 – 3.00pm Lorna Finlayson (Cambridge)
Free Speech as Liberal Fiction

3 – 4.00pm Sebastian Nye (Cambridge)
No-platform, Speech and Speech Acts