Hate speech and the First Amendment in focus at Rice April 9


David Ruth

Jeff Falk

Hate speech and the First Amendment in focus at Rice April 9

HOUSTON — (March 28, 2019) – Hate speech and the First Amendment will be the focus of a timely discussion by Jonathan Turley and Jeremy Waldron, two of America’s most prominent and distinguished legal scholars, at Rice University April 9.

'Hate Speech and the First Amendment'

From left, Jonathan Turley, Jeremy Waldron and David Leebron.

The event, hosted by Rice’s Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance, is free and open to the public. Registration is required at www.eventbrite.com/e/hate-speech-and-the-1st-amendment-a-dialogue-tickets-58682833936.

What: A discussion titled “Hate Speech and the First Amendment: A Dialogue”

Who: Jonathan Turley, the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University Law School, and Jeremy Waldron, University Professor at New York University Law School.

David Leebron
, president of Rice University and a legal scholar, will serve as moderator.

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. A reception will follow the event.

Where: Rice University, McNair Hall’s Shell Auditorium, 6100 Main St. Parking is available in the Central Campus Garage. For directions, see http://business.rice.edu/directions-and-parking.

Established by a gift from Houston philanthropists Milton and Laurie Boniuk, the Boniuk Institute is dedicated to nurturing religious tolerance and advancing religious literacy; respect and mutual understanding among people of all and no faiths, especially youth through research efforts; educational initiatives; and community engagement.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.


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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.