In February 2013 the Museum hosted a panel discussion to address the phenomena of hate speech and incitement to mass violence, including genocide. The panel focused on:
- The distinction between hate speech and incitement to violence
- Challenges and tools related to monitoring incitement to genocide
- Policy approaches and tools to address offensive speech that do not infringe on freedom of expression
Panelists address the audience on issues of hate speech and incitement to genocide. From left to right: Susan Benesch, Frank LaRue, Mike Abramowitz, Adama Dieng, George Weiss, and Aidan White.
This program was presented by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, and the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations.
This event was funded, in part, by the Helena Rubinstein Fund.
Additional funding was provided by the Open Society Foundation and the Dangerous Speech Project at the World Policy Institute as part of its efforts to limit the catastrophic effects of dangerous speech without impeding the right to freedom of expression.