Join the National Security Law Society for a timely discussion about the relationship between the federal government and the preservation of our civil liberties with Jameel Jaffer. Mr. Jaffer is the director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. The institute defends the freedoms of speech and press in the digital age through strategic litigation, research, and public education. Prior to joining the Knight Institute, Mr. Jaffer was the Deputy Legal Director at the American Civil Liberties Union and director of the ACLU’s Center for Democracy, where he oversaw the ACLU’s work relating to free speech, privacy, technology, national security, and international human rights.
The talk will cover recent issues concerning the First Amendment, including government transparency reforms and Mr. Jaffer's current cases challenging the State Department's social media registration requirement and endeavoring to establish that public officials' social media accounts are public forums.