Research

The Institute’s research program encompasses a range of investigative, scholarly, and policy-directed projects that explore the intersection of law, technology, and the freedoms of speech and the press in the digital age. Institute staff and Visiting Research Scholars convene discussions and commission and produce essay series, white papers, reports, and original research that illuminate trends affecting the system of free expression, support the Institute's litigation projects, and explore new frameworks for protecting the freedoms of speech and the press.

Our research is concentrated in our three priority areas, Free Speech & Social Media, Transparency & Democracy, and Privacy & Surveillance, with a particular emphasis on free speech challenges arising from new technologies. 

Learn more about Senior Visiting Research Scholar positions at the Institute here.

Research Projects

  • Essay Series

    Free Speech Futures

    An essay series reimagining the First Amendment in the digital age

  • Essay Series

    Emerging Threats

    An essay series exploring new or intensifying threats to the system of free expression

Essays and Scholarship