First Amendment Watch Co-Sponsors Talk On “Hate Speech on Social Media: Is There a Way to More Civil Discussion?”

First Amendment Watch will co-host a panel discussion with ConSource on the topic of  “Hate Speech on Social Media: Is There a Way to More Civil Discussion?” The panel will address important issues surrounding online hate speech in the U.S. and other parts of the world that lack First Amendment protections.


The panel discussion will be held on Wednesday, May 8th from 6:30-8:00pm at the NYU Journalism Institute at 20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10003.

The event is open to the NYU community and the public. Please register in advance here.

About the speakers:

Jacob Mchangama is the Director and founder of Justitia, a think tank focused on human rights in Copenhagen. He is also a visiting fellow at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education in Washington, and in 2018, he was a visiting scholar at Columbia University’s Global Freedom of Expression Center. He has commented extensively on free speech and human rights in outlets including the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy. Mchangama is the host of the podcast, Clear and Present Danger: A History of Free Speech.

Nadine Strossen is a professor of law at New York Law School. She served as the President of the ACLU from 1991 to 2008, and was the first woman and the youngest person to ever lead the ACLU. Strossen has made thousands of public presentations, including on more than 500 campuses. She has been a monthly columnist for two online publications and a weekly commentator on the Talk America Radio Network. Strossen has more than 300 published works, and is the author of HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship,” published in 2018.  She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Irina Manta is a professor of law, and the Founding Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law at Hofstra Law School. Her research spans legal issues involving intellectual property, the Internet, privacy, national security, and immigration. Manta has published work in the New York University Law Review, Emory Law Journal, William & Mary Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Alabama Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal, and Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, among others. She is also a co-author for a textbook on criminal law issues in intellectual property, and has been a guest blogger for PrawfsBlawg and Concurring Opinions.