How do policy approaches to free speech vary across countries? Is the approach in the United States to free speech exceptional? What kinds of historical and contemporary factors help us understand different countries’ orientations toward free speech? What global and geopolitical forces shape policies on free speech?

The faculty panel included Jen Yoder, the Robert E. Diamond Professor of Government and Global Studies and a member of the Goldfarb Faculty Advisory Committee, Jun (Philip) Fang, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, and Nazli Konya, Visiting Assistant Professor of Government. Christel Kesler, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and the Goldfarb Faculty Associate Diretor, moderated the panel discussion.