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Philosopher Ishani Maitra will speak on "The Authority of Hate Speech"

Fourth and final lecture in 2016-2017 Forry & Micken Lecture Series on Speech and Harm

Isani Maitra (University of Michigan) will present the fourth and final lecture in the 2016-2017 Forry and Micken Lecture Series on "Speech and Harm."  Her lecture is titled "The Authority of Hate Speech," and will be presented in Pryne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 5:00pm.  The event is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact the Philosophy Department at Amherst College 413-542-5805 or

The Department of Philosophy at Amherst welcomes all students, from those who would like to sample a course or two, to those who would like to major in the discipline and perhaps even study the subject in graduate school.