The international conference Words that Kill, that takes place in Paris on May 28-30, 2018, examines the questions of hate speech and freedom, the production and circulation of lies, and violence-inducing identity discourses. The conference is organized by the American University of Paris and the George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention.

Contributions are invited that examine the multiple dimensions of the problem of hate, the production of otherness, violence and images, language, media and narratives. For a full list of the topics, see the conference webpage .

Papers can be given in English or French. Fellowships will be awarded on the basis of financial need and quality of the scholarly contribution. Proposals for presentations must include an abstract (no more than 500 words) and a short biography (no more than 250 words).

Important Dates:

October 15th 2017: Proposals are due.

December 15th 2017: Letters of acceptance are returned.

January 15th 2018: Registration for the conference opens.                          

For questions about the conference, please contact us at schaeffer[at]

Tags: Hate speech Fake news and disinformation Freedom of expression
Deadline: 15/10/2017 9:59 pm