Posted by: uoftsecular | October 2, 2012

Meet N Greet Symposium

Meet N Greet Symposium

For those of you who were not able to attend our first meeting of the year, here are some photos from the evening.

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Stay tuned for future meetings and events!
Our next general meeting will be taking place in the Bickersmith Room, 3rd floor, Hart House, U of T on Thursday October 11th at 8pm. This week, we will re-visit a conversation that took place at Yale Law School earlier in the year between Robert C. Post, Dean and Sol  & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, Yale Law School, and our very own Joseph Carens, Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto. For your consideration:

The display in a Danish newspaper of cartoon depictions of Mohammed led to rioting around the world. That event shines a light on an enduring and difficult question: In a multi-religious world, what is the appropriate relationship between multicultural ideals and free speech? How should the law mediate between the demands of religious sanctity and freedom of speech? Should lawyers and legislators take ethical as well as legal considerations into account? To what extent is free speech—even offensive or potentially dangerous speech—vital to the functioning of true democracy? And if some deem speech to offend religious sensibilities, whom ought a democracy to take to represent that religion?
Event details can be found at:

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