Events & Programs

The Future of Speech Online: Understanding Online Communities

Center for Democracy & Technology
When: December 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Knight Conference Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

The Center for Democracy & Technology, in partnership with the Freedom Forum Institute, Charles Koch Institute, and WAMU’s “1A,” will host the Future of Speech Online. The one-day symposium will
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Sports Writers: Are We Also the Enemy?

The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism
When: December 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Knight TV Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

The Freedom Forum Institute and the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland are pleased to host a special
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TimesTalksDC: The Search for Balance in the Digital Era

TimesTalksDC
When: December 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

Explore digital overload, among the greatest challenges of modern life, with Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel; Representative Tim Ryan, author of “A Mindful Nation;” and Danah Boyd, principal researcher at Microsoft
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Power Shift Summit 2.0

Power Shift Project
When: January 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

On Jan. 15, 2019, the Freedom Forum Institute’s Power Shift Project will convene the Power Shift Summit 2.0 at the Newseum. The summit will gather invited leaders across journalism and
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Rise Up: A Conversation With Judy and Dennis Shepard

Judy and Dennis Shepard and Jonathan Capehart
When: December 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

To mark the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, Judy and Dennis Shepard talk about the organization which honors their son, Matthew, whose tragic murder in
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Taiwan: Asia’s Beacon of Free Press and Free Speech

Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office
When: October 31, 2018 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Knight TV Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

The Freedom Forum Institute and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office will host a discussion outlining Taiwan’s achievements in promoting and defending press freedom and free speech within a
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Inside Media: CBS’s Major Garrett on Covering the Trump White House

Major Garrett
When: November 11, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Where: Knight TV Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett talks about his new book, “Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of an Extraordinary Presidency.” Garrett, who
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Inside Media: Midterm Election Wrap-Up with CNN’s Chris Cillizza and Leigh Munsil

Chris Cillizza and Leigh Munsil
When: November 10, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Where: Knight TV Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

CNN’s Chris Cillizza and Leigh Munsil analyze the results of the 2018 midterm elections which saw Democrats regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives and Republicans increase their majority
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Race, Religious Freedom and the Politics of Belonging

Religious Freedom Center
When: October 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Knight Conference Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

This public conversation will explore the complex politics of race and religious freedom in our contemporary moment. This program is the first in a series of public events exploring the
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Religion in the National Discourse

Religious Freedom Center
When: October 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Knight TV Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

Americans today are divided on a range of issues at the intersection of religion and state power. So much of our national discourse has been centered on questions like: Can
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