A debate not to be missed: Understanding Charlie, the implications for language, culture and globalization

After the recent killings in Paris and Copenhagen, the English language media had a hard time understanding, defining and explaining France’s attachment to the values underpinning the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. As a result, on Thursday March 19th, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm, the Centre for Global research organised a seminar around key questions regarding the parameters of freedom of speech in today’s globalised societies.

How do we reconcile cultural specificity with freedom of speech? What is the role of multilinguality and inter-cultural awareness ? These questions deserved to be discussed in the current world context…