Please join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for a hearing that will examine blasphemy laws, state censorship, actions by non-state actors, and other threats to freedom of expression around the world. The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, July 14, 2016 at 2 PM and will take place at 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.
Hearing: Blasphemy Laws and Censorship by States and Non-State Actors: Examining Global Threats to Freedom of Expression
David N. Saperstein, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, U.S. Department of State
Rev. Thomas J. Reese, S.J., Chairman, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
Vanessa Tucker, Vice President for Analysis, Freedom House
Nina Shae, Director, Hudson Institute Center for Religious Freedom
Karin Karlekar, Director of Free Expression Programs, PEN America
Courtney C. Radsch, Advocacy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists
Wael Aleji, Spokesperson, Syrian Network for Human Rights
This hearing will be open to members of Congress, congressional staff, the interested public and the media. For any questions, please contact Isaac Six (for Rep. Pitts) at 202-225-2411 or [email protected], or Stephanie Mellini (for Rep. McGovern) at 202-225-3599 or [email protected].
WHEN: Wednesday, July 14, 2016, 2:00 PM
WHERE: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515