Think Talk: Hate Speech -v- Free Speech
Tuesday, 7 June 2022 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Hate speech and free speech are becoming defining issues in New Zealand society, with the Government’s plans to legislate against so-called hate speech having potentially major ramifications for the country. History shows some of the serious consequences of limiting speech, and how these have been overcome. During this talk, Professor Paul Moon will address some of the issues that the country will confront as a consequence of the Government’s planned hate-speech laws.
About Professor Paul Moon:
Paul Moon is Professor of History at Auckland University of Technology, where he has taught since 1993. His research focuses primarily on nineteenth-century New Zealand, and the philosophies of colonisation.
He has a Doctor of Literature, a Doctor of Philosophy, a Master of Arts, and a Master of Philosophy, and in 2003, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society at University College, London. He also holds several other international fellowships.
Please register for this talk so we can plan seating for the expected numbers. A small donation on arrival at the door is appreciated.