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Social Science and Public Policy

Is Free Speech Killing Democracy?

February 18, 2022 at 4:00pm5:30pm EST

Maxwell Hall, Maxwell Auditorium

The State of Democracy Lecture Series welcomes Jacob Mchangama, founder and executive director of Justitia, Denmark’s first judicial think tank. He is also the host and narrator of the podcast, Clear and Present Danger: a history of free speech. He has written and commented extensively on free speech and human rights in outlets including the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, NPR, and more. He will discuss his forthcoming book, “Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media.”

Reception and book signing will follow the lecture. This series is coordinated by the Campbell Public Affairs Institute. A Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided. If you require additional accommodations, please contact Jackie Nocevski at or 315.443.5850 or 9707. You may register for this event on our website: If you cannot attend the in-person event, a live stream link will be available on the day of the event also from our website: Campbell Public Affairs Institute: State of Democracy Lecture Series | Maxwell School (

This event was first published on November 17, 2021 and last updated on January 21, 2022.

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