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MERC presents: Anna Elisabetta Galeotti

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Anna Elisabetta Galeotti, University of Piemonte Orientale & The Italian Academy at Columbia University

Charlie Hebdo and the Limits of Toleration

Professor Elisabetta Galeotti is a leading European expert on toleration and the author of a groundbreaking book on Toleration and Respect.

Reflecting on the massacre at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, she raises some questions about the nature and limits of toleration. Drawing upon the techniques of political philosophy, her talk analyzes the concepts of freedom of expression, censorship, and the protection of religious sensibilities. She argues that more rather than less toleration is needed in Europe today—albeit –toleration of the right kind.

Professor Laurence Thomas (Syracuse University) will reply to Prof. Galeotti.

Professor Glyn Morgan (Syracuse University) will chair the discussion.

Refreshments will be provided.

Open to the public.

Sponsored by the Moynihan European Research Centers at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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Exterior of Maxwell in black and white when there was no Eggers building

We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.