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Censorship Awareness Week Kickoff

March 6, 2017

Jodie Ginsberg presents "Freezing Speech: Global Trends in Censorship" and Thomas Cushman presents "Censorship and the Prevention of the Mind" during the first event of Censorship Awareness Week.

Jodie Ginsberg
Chief executive of Index on Censorship

Jodie Ginsberg is the chief executive of Index on Censorship, a UK-based organization that promotes freedom of expression and campaigns against censorship worldwide. Ginsberg joined Index from the think-tank Demos, where she was deputy director of Demos Finance, a financial services research unit. A former London bureau chief for Reuters news agency, Ginsberg worked for more than a decade as a foreign correspondent and business journalist in southern Africa and Ireland. She was previously head of communications for Camfed, a nonprofit organization working in girls’ education.

Thomas Cushman
Founding Director of The Freedom Project. Deffenbaugh de Hoyos Carlson Professor in the Social Sciences; Professor of Sociology

Thomas Cushman is Founding Direcor of The Freedom Project and Deffenbaugh de Hoyos Carlson Professor in the Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College. He has served as Chairman of the Wellesley Sociology Department twice.