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Free speech panel to include Weinstein
, the Amelia Lewis Professor of Constitutional Law and Faculty Fellow in the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at the College of Law, will participate in a discussion on June 4 at St. Antony’s College at the University of Oxford.
Weinstein, along with Jeremy Waldron, a University Professor at New York University School of Law, and Agnès Callamard, Executive Director of Article 19, a London-based organization that defends and promotes freedom of expression and information, will be on the panel, “Free Speech: Should Europe be more like the USA? Or vice versa?”
The panel, which will be moderated by Timothy Garton Ash, a
historian, political writer and columnist for
, is a public lecture that precedes an invitation-only workshop, “Free Speech: Old Principles, New Circumstances,” at the College’s European Studies Centre.
Weinstein’s areas of academic interest are constitutional law, especially free speech, as well as jurisprudence and legal history. He is co-editor of
Extreme Speech and Democracy
(Oxford University Press, 2009), author of
Hate Speech, Pornography, and the Radical Attack On Free Speech Doctrine
(Westview Press, 1999), and has written numerous articles in law review symposia on a variety of free speech topics, including: obscenity doctrine, institutional review boards, commercial speech, database protection, campaign finance reform, the relationship between free speech and other constitutional rights, hate crimes, and campus speech codes. He has also written several articles on the history of personal jurisdiction and its implication for modern doctrine. Weinstein is an Associate Fellow of the Centre for Public Law at the University of Cambridge.