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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Conference: Threats, Free Speech, and the Law in the Internet Age: Elonis v. US
12:30PM - 6:00PM in Levine-Ross 1 & 2, Brandeis University Hassenfeld Conference Center

The Supreme Court of the United States is currently considering the case of Elonis v. United States.  This case presents a unique opportunity to decide what types of speech deserve First Amendment protections in an age of social media, and how we should legally understand what it means to threaten another. This conference brings together experts involved with the case and invites them to outline their positions, explain how this decision will effect vital societal interests, and debate whether the Court, in the age of new media, should favor a more expansive free speech doctrine - or more robust federal powers to curb threatening speech.

JOIN US – the students and faculty of POL 197a The Supreme Court Colloquium - for an afternoon with the writers of these briefs, as they debate the case and its implications, and advance our thinking about how new media complicates the future of the First Amendment.

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This fall the Politics Department Proseminar (Pol 340d) will hold 3 special skills workshops: intensive, user-friendly seminars on essential concepts, methods, and protocols for faculty and graduate students across the social sciences and related disciplines. We welcome attendance by faculty and graduate students in other departments. 

Friday, October 24, 2014
Crafting Interviews to Uncover Causation 
Guest speaker: Cathie Jo Martin, Department of Political Science, Boston University.
2:00PM - 4:00PM in Olin-Sang, Rm. 207

Friday, November 14, 2014
Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Aspects of Politics
 
Guest speaker: David Siddhartha Patel, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University.
2:00PM - 4:00PM in Olin-Sang, Rm. 207

Friday, November 21, 2014
Getting Data to Speak to Concepts
 
Guest speaker: Lucy Goodhart, International and Global Studies Program, Brandeis University.
2:00PM - 4:00PM in Olin-Sang, Rm. 207