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

Optimizing for What? Algorithmic Amplification and Society

A two-day symposium exploring algorithmic amplification and distortion as well as potential interventions

Past Events

Columbia Journalism School - Joseph D. Jamail Lecture Hall

Spyware and the Press

A discussion about the threat that malicious surveillance technology poses to press freedom around the world

Barnard College - Diana Center - Event Oval


A film screening and panel discussion about free speech and the far-reaching implications of anti-boycott laws


Book Talk: Voices in the Code

A conversation with David G. Robinson, Deborah Raji, Arvind Narayanan, and J. Nathan Matias about how algorithms shape key moments in our lives