A Free Press for a Global Society examines both the U.S. and international experiences in developing a system of freedom of the press. The course will consider how a more integrated system might evolve over the coming decades. This is a pressing issue, for individual nations and for the worldwide community, because the increased interconnectedness of the global economy, the rise of global problems (such as climate change and financial regulation), and the emergence of technologies that make global communication possible all depend upon a free flow of information and ideas. Students will undertake in depth examinations of First Amendment law, international treaties and principles, public policies affecting the press, and a range of perspectives on these issues. Miklos Haraszti, former OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, will co-teach the course with President Lee C. Bollinger. Guest speakers will be invited to address the class. Students are invited to participate in a variety of ways in the conference of the same name held in November.