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Protest, Police, and Rights: When Good Protests Go Bad

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 7:15pm - 9:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Journalism School, World Room

 Please join the Harriman Institute and the Columbia Journalism School for a panel discussion featuring the 2014 Paul Klebnikov Russian Civil Society Fellow, Olesya Gerasimenko of Kommersant.

Panelists include:
Timothy Frye, Director, Harriman Institute and Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy
Olesya Gerasimenko, 2014 Paul Klebnikov Russian Civil Society Fellow
Todd Gitlin, Professor of Journalism and Sociology at Columbia Journalism School
Oxana Shevel, Associate Professor of Political Science at Tufts University
Moderated by Ann Cooper, CBS Professor of Professional Practice in International Journalism at Columbia Journalism School.
Protesters in the streets of Cairo and Kiev, Moscow and New York have brought new attention to the ancient clash between the rights to free speech and physical security.  This tension not only raises philosophical questions of right and wrong; it also begs for a discussion of the best policy responses.  Why do some protests turn violent? When does violence help and hurt the cause of the protesters? What can protesters, politicians, and police do to recognize different points of view on contentious issues, while also ensuring social order?
This event is part of the Klebnikov Russia Program at Harriman Institute.
Seating is limited and first come, first served.