The Use of Violence to Suppress Freedom of Speech and Impede Democracy Symposium

University of Notre Dame - University of São Paulo

November 8, 2018 from 9:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Venue Universidade de São Paulo Law School Largo São Francisco, 95, São Paulo, SP, Brazil Rui Barbosa Auditorium, 2nd floor

Agenda 9:00 – 9:15AM: Opening Remarks Welcome: Prof. Amaral (USP) and Thais Burmeister Pires (Notre Dame) Notre Dame Presentation and video: Thais Burmeister Pires

9:15 - 10:30 AM: First Panel Discussion - The suppression of the all voices through acts of violence and its impact on journalists and human rights and environmental defenders

Moderator Prof. Alberto do Amaral

Exposition (Keynote Speaker) TBC (20 minutes)

Comments (Panelists) Jurema Werneck (15 minutes) Elvira Lobato (15 minutes) Janaina Garcia (15 minutes)

10:30 - 10:45 AM: Break

10:45AM - 12:00 PM: Second Panel Discussion - The use of social media and cyber-attacks to mute and discredit journalists

Moderator Ivan Paganotti

Exposition (Keynote Speaker) Kathy Corcoran (15 minutes) Leonardo Sakamoto (15 minutes)

Comments (Panelists) Leonardo Rosa (10 minutes) Eliana Neme (10 minutes) Marina Iemini Atoji (10 minutes)

12:00 - 13:00 PM: Brunch Break

13:00 - 14:15 PM: Third Panel - Discussion The attacks on human rights and environmental defenders and how they impede democratic progress

Moderator Fernando Furriela

Exposition (Keynote Speaker) Jurema Werneck (25 minutes) Fabiana Severi (25 minutes)

Comments (Panelists) Prof. Rafael Mafei (15 minutes)

14:15 - 14:30 PM: Break

14:30 - 15:45 PM: Fourth Panel Discussion - How the use of violence, cyber-attacks and intimidation come to threaten a healthy democracy

Moderator Kathy Corcoran

Exposition (Keynote Speaker) Eugenio Bucci (20 minutes) Clarissa Gross (20 minutes)

Comments (Panelists) Aurélio Rios (10 minutes) Marcelo Sodré (10 minutes)

15:45 - 16:00 PM: Symposium Closing Prof. Alberto do Amaral (USP) and Thais Burmeister Pires (Notre Dame)