The Institute for Humane Studies is convening an interdisciplinary group of faculty, graduate students, and professionals — including legal scholars and political scientists — to explore the evolving relationship between online speech and democracy.
To help sustain freedom of speech, thought, and expression in the face of complex political and technological challenges, address pressing questions with scholars attending the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) annual meeting in Washington, DC.
The symposium takes place on January 2, 2024 — the day before the AALS meeting starts — beginning with opening remarks at 3:00 PM and concluding after a networking reception at 7:00 PM.
Please come prepared to share your ideas for future academic research or public-facing work, such as op-eds, on democracy and online speech. For your full participation, IHS will provide a $300 stipend to offset one night of hotel accommodations.
If you have research interests in this area, we encourage you to apply for this opportunity.
*All times are listed in Eastern Time
Tuesday, January 2
2:30–3:00 PM | Registration and Coffee
3:00–3:15 PM | Welcome and Opening Remarks
3:15–4:00 PM | Keynote Address
4:00–4:30 PM | Coffee Break
4:30–5:45 PM | Panel Presentations with Q&A
5:45–6:00 PM | Closing Remarks
6:00–7:00 PM | Cocktail Hour