Events & Programs

Masterpiece Cakeshop: A Public Moot Court

Masterpiece Cakeshop
When: November 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Knight Conference Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

Heralded as a potential landmark Supreme Court case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission centers on a Colorado cake artist, Jack Phillips, who refused on the basis of his
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The President and the Press: Bob Schieffer

Bob Schieffer
When: November 11, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Where: Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

Bob Schieffer, one of America’s pre-eminent television journalists and former host of CBS’s “Face the Nation,” talks about his new book, “Overload: Finding Truth in Today’s Deluge of News.” From the
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Blasphemy Laws: Religious Suppression and Political Authoritarianism

Muslim Public Affairs Council
When: October 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Knight Conference Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

Blasphemy laws violate fundamental human rights, including the right to free speech. Of the world’s 195 countries, 71 have blasphemy laws. This panel will present the status of blasphemy laws
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WISE Up: Voices of American Muslims

WISE Up: Knowledge Ends Extremism
When: October 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Where: Knight Conference Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

The rise of violent extremism is one of the greatest problems facing our world today, and it affects us all. Unfortunately, the blight of terrorism continues to be linked to
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Church and State: How Separate Should They Be?

In God We Trust
When: October 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Knight Conference Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

With a new administration in power, the separation of church and state has again become a hot topic, fueling long-running debates about the balance of religious freedom and civil rights.
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Faking News: Fraudulent News and the Fight for Truth

PEN America
When: October 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Knight TV Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

Join us as PEN America releases its latest report on fraudulent news. In a discussion on the report’s findings, we’ll examine how it threatens free expression and evaluate strategies to
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The President and the Press: Greta Van Susteren

Greta Van Susteren
When: November 18, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Knight TV Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

The Newseum continues its series “The President and the Press” with former MSNBC host and Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren who talks about her new book, “Everything You Need
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Fall Religious Freedom Center Open House

Fall Religious Freedom Center Open House
When: October 16, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: Knight Conference Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

Join us at the Newseum’s Knight Conference Center to learn about the Religious Freedom Center’s education programs and initiatives from current students, alumni and faculty. Doors will open at 5
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In Conversation: Awareness, Action and Dissent (Part II)

Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn
When: December 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn, Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20560, USA

For the second installment of “In Conversation: Awareness, Action and Dissent,” the panel will continue to explore the power of art to raise awareness and inspire action amid politically and
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In Conversation: Awareness, Action and Dissent (Part I)

Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn
When: October 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Where: Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn, Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20560, USA

In the spirit of Ai’s commitment to driving social and political change, the first installment of “In Conversation: Awareness, Action and Dissent” will explore the power of art to raise
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