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1 Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World In this keynote lecture, leading political writer Timothy Garton Ash will present his ten guiding principles for a connected world, and offer a manifesto for global free speech in the digital age. Timothy Garton Ash 19 May 2017
2 Free Expression in the Gulf Maryam al-Khawaja and Nicholas McGeehan (Middle East Researcher, Human Rights Watch) give a seminar for the MIddle East Centre. The discussant is Toby Matthiesen (St Antony's College). Chaired bt Timothy Garton Ash (St Antony's College). Maryam al-Khawaja, Nicholas McGeehan, Toby Matthiesen, Timothy Garton Ash 27 Mar 2017
3 Free Will, Free Markets and the Future of Freedom Raoul Martinez gives a talk for Mansfield College. Raoul Martinez 22 Mar 2017
4 Varieties of Resistance, Professor Margaret MacMillan: Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture 2015 Professor Margaret MacMillan’s Lecture, Varieties of Resistance was held at Mansfield College, Oxford on the 19th of November 2015 and was introduced by the Principal of Mansfield College, Baroness Helena Kennedy. Margaret MacMillan 25 Nov 2016
5 Creative Commons Tim Wu on the right to be forgotten The author of the Master Switch says that while the right to be forgotten is a good idea in theory, the reality is that it may hamper entrepreneurship in Europe. Tim Wu 29 Jun 2016
6 Creative Commons Susan Benesch on dangerous speech In this interview with Timothy Garton Ash, Susan Benesch, senior fellow at the World Policy Institute, makes a distinction between hate speech and dangerous speech. Susan Benesch 28 Jun 2016
7 Creative Commons Irshad Manji on Allah, Liberty and Love The director of the Moral Courage Project says so-called “respect” for Muslims is often lined with fear and “low expectations” of those practising the faith. Irshad Manji 28 Jun 2016
8 Creative Commons Evgeny Morozov on the dark side of internet freedom Author Evgeny Morozov highlights the dangers that sometimes emerge when governments and corporations harness the internet to serve their own objectives. Evgeny Morozov 16 Jun 2016
9 Syria – what chance of a free media? Armand Hurault, the director of public relations for the Syrian Association of Free Media (ASML - Association de Soutien aux Medias Libres) gives a talk for the Reuters seminar series Armand Hurault 04 Jun 2014
10 Are freedom, peace, and justice incompatible agendas? The Inaugural Berger Lecture in Human Rights and Human Dignity was given by Mme Justice Louise Arbour. President and CEO of the International Crisis Group (Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and Chief Pro louise arbour, Nick Rawlins, roland berger, Adam Roberts 24 Mar 2014
11 Creative Commons Freedom and Responsibility Revisited Richard Sorabji gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontolgies podcast series Richard Sorabji 13 Feb 2014
12 Creative Commons How Universal is Liberalism? Professor Ronald Dworkin, New York University, delivers the 2012 Ralf Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture, with response from Professor Sir Adam Roberts, President of the British Academy. Ronald Dworkin, Timothy Garton Ash, Adam Roberts 30 May 2012
13 Creative Commons On Free Speech 4: The Power of the Web Jillian York (Electronic Frontier Foundation) discusses the ethics and motivations behind hacktivism, and Lauren Wolfe talks about her new project Women Under Siege, a website that crowdsources instances of rape and sexual violence in war zones. Jillian York, Lauren Wolfe 24 May 2012
14 Creative Commons On Free Speech 3: The Fine Art of Activism This month's podcast focuses on the sometimes fine line between artistic expression and free speech. It features interviews with filmmaker Nick Sturdee on the Russian art collective Voina, and stand-up comedian Tom Greeves on the UK's parody laws. Nick Sturdee, Tom Greeves, Irshad Manji, Rebecca MacKinnon 13 Apr 2012
15 Creative Commons On Free Speech 2: China, Rushdie and the art of "Zuckering" This month's podcast looks at Facebook's dominance and internet censorship in China. It features interviews with Mark Thompson, director general of the BBC, and Professor Tim Wu, author of the Master Switch. Richard Allen, Faisal Devji, Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Mark Thomas 07 Mar 2012
16 The rights of journalism and the needs of audiences Baroness Onora O'Neill delivers the 2011 Reuters Memorial Lecture, followed by a panel discussion chaired by Lord Patten, chancellor of Oxford University. Onora O'Neill, Michael Parks, Stephen Abell, Stewart Purvis 09 Feb 2012
17 Creative Commons Is Nothing Sacred? Free Speech and Religion Professor A C Grayling delivers the 2011 Ralf Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture, with responses by Charles Moore and Dr. Usama Hasan. Filmed on 10 June 2011. A.C. Grayling, Charles Moore, Usama Hasan, Timothy Garton Ash 02 Feb 2012
18 Creative Commons Jimmy Wales on Global free speech in the internet age Professor Timothy Garton Ash (Director of Free Speech Debate) interviews Jimmy Wales (Founder of Wikipedia) on the topic of global free speech and the internet. This was the launch event of Free Speech Debate and took place in Oxford on 19 Jan 2012. Jimmy Wales, Timothy Garton Ash 27 Jan 2012
19 Creative Commons Timothy Garton Ash on Free Speech Debate In this short introductory video, the director of Free Speech Debate, talks about the objectives of this Oxford University research project. Timothy Garton Ash 27 Jan 2012
20 Data Protection: A Growing Threat to Free Speech in the Web 2.0 Era? David Erdos, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford, gives a talk for the Reuters School of Journalism 2011 Hilary term seminar series on 8th March 2011. David Erdos 19 Apr 2011
21 Wikileaks and freedom of expression Damian Tambini (London School of Economics) gives a talk for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in Hilary term 2011. Damian Tambini 11 Apr 2011
22 Creative Commons Government and press relations in South Africa Seminar delivered by Professor Anton Harber, Caxton Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and visiting fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford. Anton Harber 04 Mar 2011
23 Creative Commons 7.4 Making Sense of Free Will and Moral Responsibility Part 7.4. A brief explanation of Hume's argument for sentimentalism and Robert Kane's views on free will and determinism. Peter Millican 01 Dec 2010
24 Creative Commons 7.3 Hume on Liberty and Necessity Part 7.3. Looks at Hume's views on liberty and its relationship to causal necessity; that we have free will but it is causally determined. Peter Millican 01 Dec 2010
25 Creative Commons 7.1 Free Will, Determinism and Choice Part 7.1. Explores the problem of free will and the ideas of moral responsibility, determinism and choice; the need for a concept of freedom to allow free choice, the problems associated with this and asking whether we really have freedom of choice. Peter Millican 01 Dec 2010
26 Creative Commons Wellbeing and Inequality in Post-Industrial Society The Annual Ralf Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture is delivered by a leading thinker on a subject related to Ralf Dahrendorf's concerns. This inaugural (2010) Ralf Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture was delivered by Lord (Adair) Turner. Adair Turner, Timothy Garton Ash, Michael Göring, Robert Skidelsky 06 Jul 2010
27 Creative Commons Religious Toleration, Religious Freedom and Human Nature Professor Roger Trigg (Oxford) gives a talk for the Science and Religious Conflict Conference. The commentator is Dr John Perry (Oxford). Roger Trigg, John Perry 07 Jun 2010
28 Those Golden Eggs Come From Somewhere: Internet Regulation at a Crossroads A discussion of how largely well-intentioned political and legal reactions to the highest-profile risks of ICT creates a danger of perhaps killing the goose that is giving us golden eggs of innovation, decentralization, and personal empowerment. Michael Froomkin 08 Mar 2010
29 Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in a Digital Age Professor Mayer-Schonberger discusses the concept of forgetting in relation to the 'digital age' - where nothing online is forgotten and the consequences of this to individuals and society. Viktor Mayer-Schonberger 23 Dec 2009
30 Nietzsche's Metaphysics Nietzsche rejects a persisting self; real distinctions of objects and properties, categorical and dispositional properties, causes and effects; free will. He holds that determinism is true, reality is one and fundamentally experiential. Galen Strawson 22 Dec 2009
31 Who is the 'Sovereign Individual?' Nietzsche on Freedom Nietzsche's Sovereign Individual (SI) argues that 1. Nietzsche denies free will and moral responsibility. 2. SI in no way supports a denial of 1. 3. Nietzsche engages in a 'persuasive definition' of the language of Freedom and Free Will. Brian Leiter 22 Dec 2009