November 14 Wednesday

Free Expression in an Age of Surveillance: Measuring the “Chilling Effect”

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 6:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Room 122
  • Open To The Yale Community
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On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the Knight Institute and the Information Society Project at Yale Law School will host the second event in a series examining the role that the First Amendment should play in assessing the lawfulness of government surveillance. The panel, co-sponsored by the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia Journalism School, asks: Does surveillance chill speech and dissent? How so? And can we measure the chilling effect? This panel will take place at Columbia University in New York and will be live-streamed at Yale Law School.  More information is available here.

Knight Institute Senior Staff Attorney Alex Abdo will examine these questions with Jon Penney, Dalhousie University, and Elizabeth Stoycheff, Wayne State University, leading researchers who have worked to quantify the chilling effect.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

ISP, Abrams, KLAMP, ACS, TechSoc, NSG