Limiting Free Speech on U.S. Campuses?


Add to My Calendar Thursday, January 7, 2016 12:45pm to 2:00pm


Stanford Law School, room 280A
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305

The third event in the Stanford Human Rights Center’s Speaker Series, Perspectives on the Current Israel-Palestine Conflict.

The Israel-Palestine conflict is a complex and sensitive issue that generates strong reactions. Universities should be the ideal environment to discuss this conflict. However, CCR and Palestine Legal's report, The Palestine Exception to Free Speech: A Movement Under Attack in the US documents repeated instances of the suppression of Palestine advocacy on campuses across the United States. In this lunchtime discussion, Bertha fellow Omar Shakir of CCR and founding staff attorney of Palestine Legal Liz Jackson will discuss the report content.

Omar Shakir, a 2013 SLS graduate, is a Bertha Fellow at the CCR. In 2013-2014, he was a fellow at Human Rights Watch, where he investigated human rights violations in Egypt.

Liz Jackson is a founding Staff Attorney for Palestine Legal and Cooperating Counsel with CCR. She has represented students, professors and activists on free speech and academic freedom issues.

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Co-sponsored by the Stanford Human Rights Center, John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law, WSD Handa Center For Human Rights and International Justice, Peace and Justice Studies Initiative (PSJI), National Lawyers Guild (NLG), International Law Society, Stanford International Human Rights Law Association (SIHRLA), and the Stanford Critical Law Society (SCritLS)


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January 5, 2016