Past Event

Free Expression in a Time of Uncertainty – A European Perspective

September 18, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027 Room 1501

Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the EU Commission


In conversation with Anya Schiffrin, Director, SIPA’s Technology, Media, and Communications Specialization (TMaC)


Opening remarks by, Adam Tooze, Director of the European Institute


Frans Timmermans will discuss ongoing challenges to freedom of expression in Europe and how to tackle them. This talk is particularly timely given moves against freedom of expression and the media in Hungary, Poland and Turkey, as well as worries about dis/misinformation campaigns throughout Europe.


As First Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans is responsible for Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights.


Cosponsored by TMaC, The European Institute, and The European Legal Studies Center. 

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