2017 Eakin Lecture: Free Speech in a Multicultural Democracy

Event

Faculty Club Gold Room, 3450 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E5, CA


Citizens in diverse, multicultural democracies are often faced with balancing support for individual rights with other equally compelling goals, such as security and social inclusion. How do citizens react when values clash? Are citizens in Canada and the United States willing to limit free speech and other civil liberties and if so, when and for whom? These questions will be the driving force at this year's Eakin Lecture presented by Allison Harell, with a special focus on the role that diversity plays in answering them.

Allison Harell is the Research Chair on the Political Psychology of Social Solidarity, Associate Professor of Political Science at UQAM and the 2017 Winter Visiting Eakin Fellow in Canadian Studies. 

This event is free and open to the public but RSVPs by e-mail are encouraged.