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.

Past Events

Civic Hall 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.

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

Generative AI, Free Speech, & Public Discourse

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