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THE RIGHT TO OFFEND?

Polis, LSE

Thursday, 11 October 2012 from 18:30 to 20:00 (BST)

THE RIGHT TO OFFEND?

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Polis and The Huffington Post UK invite you to a debate at the LSE

 

The Right To Offend

Speakers:

David Aaronovitch

Mehdi Hasan

What right is there under freedom of speech to cause offence? How can
we balance ideals of free expression with respect for other faiths and
beliefs?
The sometimes violent reaction to the American-made film about the Prophet
has
polarised opinion within and between different countries and communities.

Yet, are there other forces at work? Is this really a political, not
philosophical problem? Is the idea of a war of civilizations being used as
a
proxy for other disputes or is there genuinely a series of fault lines
between
different world-views?

We bring together David Aaronovitch, Times columnist and author of Voodoo
Histories with Mehdi Hasan,
Political Director of The Huffington Post UK and co-author of ED: The
Milibands and the Making of
a Labour Leader to debate what is at stake.
The chair will be Charlie Beckett,
Director of the LSE¹s Media think-tank Polis and Head of the Department of
Media and Communications.

Details:

Thursday October 11th starting at 6.30 ­
ends 8pm.
U8 lecture theatre ­ Ground Floor,
Tower  1, Clements Inn, London
School of Economics.
You can access Clements Inn Passage from
the Aldwych opposite Clement Danes¹ Church (next to the High Courts) or
from
Houghton Street. See this map for details [Tower 1  is in the bottom right)
http://www2.lse.ac.uk/mapsanddirections/findingyourwayaroundlse.aspx

Do you have questions about THE RIGHT TO OFFEND? ? Contact Polis, LSE

When & Where


U8 lecture theatre, LSE
Tower 1, Clements Inn
Off Aldwych
WC2A 2AZ London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 11 October 2012 from 18:30 to 20:00 (BST)


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Polis, LSE

Polis is the media think-tank at the London School of Economics

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