Sunday, January 31st


Fact or Fiction: Disinformation and Freedom of Speech

Illuminations “Fact or Fiction” Talk
Sunday, January 31, 2pm (PST)
Free and open to the public.
Following the livestream, this event will be available to view on demand for three months, through May 1, 2021.

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How does a country founded on a bedrock principle of freedom of speech move forward in the age of disinformation? Join UC Berkeley thought leaders Geeta Anand, Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism; Henry Brady, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy; and Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law for a timely discussion on the topic of the proliferation of disinformation in today’s public sphere and its intersection with a concept we hold dear: freedom of speech. Janet Napolitano, former United States Secretary of Homeland Security (2009–2013), University of California President (2013–2020), and current Professor and Faculty Director of the new Center for Security in Politics at the Goldman School of Public Policy will both moderate and participate in the discussion. Viewers will have the opportunity to submit questions for the panel upon registration.

This event is presented as part of Cal Performances’ Illuminations: “Fact or Fiction” programming, which examines what happens when alteration of the truth—even the deliberate dissemination of disinformation—begins to affect our ability to tell fact from fiction, and how this challenge is impacting today’s world. This talk is free and open to the public. Register to attend.


Cal Performances, Berkeley Law, Berkeley Journalism, Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley



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This is a FREE event.
Tax-deductible donations from the J-School community help make this possible.

No tickets required