HKU-Boase Cohen & Collins Criminal Law Lecture
Free Speech in Universities (Online Lecture)
by Lord Ken Macdonald QC, Former Director of Public Prosecutions; Warden of Wadham College, Oxford (2012-21); Matrix Chambers
Many people fear that free speech protections are weakening in British and North American universities. But what is the role of free speech in an academic institution? And is it really true that a combination of British government anti-terrorist programmes and a censorious transatlantic ‘woke culture’ is undermining the free exchange of ideas in our universities, encouraging self-censorship amongst professors and students, and putting academic freedom itself at risk?
4 pm, 17 September 2021 (Friday, Hong Kong Time)
Registration: https://qrgo.page.link/sh2qv (Registrants will receive by email details of Zoom Webinar in due course.)