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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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Monday, December 1, 2014
Info Session: Politics in the Summer
12:00 - 12:50PM in Golding, Rm. 110

Learn More about Summer Internships, JBS and Study Abroad at the Politics in the Summer Info Session! Enjoy some pizza too! We will be discussing a number of opportunities available for Politics majors and minors during the summer of 2015, including the Justice Brandeis Semester Program, "Connect to Change: Social Media for Social Movements" taught by Professors Tim Hickey & Dan Kryder, June 1 – July 31, 2015 9 weeks, 12 credits.

As part of Pol 160A: The War on Global Terrorism, the Politics Department is pleased to welcome the following speakers to discuss religious fundamentalism and the use of technology in counterterrorism. These events are co-sponsored by the Office of Dean of Arts and Sciences. Both events are free and open to the public. Click here for more information on these events.

Monday, October 27, 2014
Malise Ruthven, The New York Review of Books
3:30PM - 4:50PM in Mandel Center for the Humanities, Rm. G03

Malise Ruthven is a journalist, teacher, and writer for The New York Review of Books with a PhD from Cambridge University. He will speak about his work on religion and fundamentalism.

Monday, December 1, 2014
Guermantes Lailari, Lt. Colonel, USAF (ret.)
3:30PM - 4:50PM in Mandel Center for the Humanities, Rm. G03

Guermantes Lailari, Lt. Colonel, USAF (ret.) will speak about counter-terrorism and technology with special focus on hijackings and the use of an airplane as a weapon. Click here to download a flyer for this event.