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 digitial age.

Upcoming Events

New York, NY

Press Freedom, National Security, and Whistleblowers: From Julian Assange to the White House

Human rights and national security experts, United Nations Rapporteurs, and freedom of expression lawyers discuss the debate around WikiLeaks’ publishing, Assange’s prosecution, and the future of whistleblowing

New York, NY

A Conversation with Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden will appear via video feed 

Columbia University, New York, NY

Abrams at 100: A Reassessment of Holmes's "Great Dissent"

A conference examining former Supreme Court Justice Holmes's contributions to First Amendment scholarship

Past Events

Columbia University, New York, NY

Between Truth and Power: A Conversation with Professor Julie Cohen of Georgetown Law

Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Social Media and the First Amendment

Columbia University, New York, NY

Truth in Our Times: A Conversation with David McCraw

The Deputy General Counsel of The New York Times discusses his book and press freedom in an age of alternative facts with Knight Institute Research Director Katy Glenn Bass