Limits on Free Speech on U.S. Campuses?

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On January 7, 2016, the Stanford Human Rights Center hosted the third and final event in its 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, a recent report from the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and Palestine Legal documents repeated instances of the suppression of Palestine advocacy on campuses across the United States. In this lunchtime discussion, the authors of the report discuss their findings.

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.


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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