The Institute hosts, sponsors, and co-sponsors symposiums, panel discussions, debates, and other public programs throughout the year in support of its mission to defend freedom of speech and the press in the digital age.

Upcoming Events

Columbia University and Online

Permission to Speak Freely? Managing Government Employee Speech in a Democracy

A symposium examining the speech rights of public employees—and the threats they face

Columbia University and Online

The Future of Press Freedom: Democracy, Law, and the News in Changing Times

A symposium examining what it means to safeguard and support the role of the press in the United States today.

Past Events

Columbia University and Online

Generative AI, Free Speech, & Public Discourse

A symposium exploring technological and philosophical questions about generative AI’s effect on public discourse

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

State of Silence: The Espionage Act, Politics, and Press Freedom

A panel discussion and Q&A on the Espionage Act

Center for Media & Design Auditorium, Santa Monica College, 1660 Stewart Street Santa Monica, CA 90404

Flashpoint: Protests, Policing, and the Press

Film Screening and Panel Discussion