Crimes of Speech: Freedom of Expression in the Middle East

April 25 | 12-1 pm | WCC B01

Please join us for lunch and a conversation on the status of free expression in the Middle East and North Africa. Our panelists will use specific case studies to discuss the legal frameworks regulating speech and analyze practical realities of criminalizing critical speech across the region. Speakers will include Deina Abdelkader, Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Salma Waheedi, Lecturer on Law and Associate Director of the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World; and Hamza Sebti, LLM ’19.

Hosted by MELSA and the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World. Co-sponsored by MLSA, HLS ACLU, and HLS Advocates.

Non-pizza lunch will be provided