April 20, 2015

Free Speech in India and the US

President Bollinger on Free Speech in India and the U.S. (The Hindu)

Interview with Columbia University president Lee C. Bollinger.

Lee C. Bollinger is one of the U.S.’s foremost free speech experts, and practised as a lawyer for first amendment cases. He is also the president of Columbia University in New York, and has advocated inviting controversial speakers to the University despite strong objections. He spoke to Suhasini Haidar on the status of free speech in India and the U.S., discussing issues ranging from the ban on the BBC documentary India’s Daughter to the Supreme Court verdict on Section 66A, to the U.S. university that cancelled its invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak some years ago.

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