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April 20, 2017
The Stanford Faculty Club

Academic Freedom and Civic Discourse

Universities exist to foster rational discourse about life’s most important questions. Recent events--including violent protests and efforts to silence scholars--have many concerned that academic freedom and intellectual diversity in our nation’s top universities are under threat.

Time & Location

April 20, 2017
The Stanford Faculty Club
439 Lagunita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Description

Universities exist to foster rational discourse about life’s most important questions. Recent events--including violent protests and efforts to silence scholars--have many concerned that academic freedom and intellectual diversity in our nation’s top universities are under threat.

 

To address the future of intellectual freedom in the academy, the Zephyr Institute is hosted a dinner for a faculty members, alumni, and community leaders interested in supporting a flourishing academic milieu. Professors Robert P. George of Princeton, Michael McConnell of the Stanford Constitutional Law Center and Steven Justice, Chancellor’s Professor of English at UC Berkeley shared their experiences working with university administrations to further the cause of academic freedom.

 

Panel

Professor Robert P. George

McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton

 

Professor Steven Justice

Chancellor's Professor of English, UC Berkeley

 

Professor Michael McConnell

Director of the Constitutional Law Center, Stanford

Speakers

MICHAEL W. MCCONNELL

MICHAEL W. MCCONNELL

Director, Constitutional Law Center, Stanford Law School

ROBERT P. GEORGE

ROBERT P. GEORGE

McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University

STEVEN JUSTICE

STEVEN JUSTICE

Chancellor's Professor of English, UC Berkeley

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