April 20, 2017
Stanford Faculty Club

Academic Freedom and Civic Discourse

A dinner and discussion with Professors Robert P. George (Princeton), Michael McConnell (Stanford Law School), and Steven Justice (Berkeley)

Time & Location

April 20, 2017
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 hosted a dinner for faculty members, alumni, and community leaders interested in supporting a flourishing academic environment. Professors Robert P. George of Princeton University, Michael McConnell of Stanford Law School, and Steven Justice of U.C. Berkeley shared their experiences working with university administrations to further the cause of academic freedom.

Speakers

STEVEN JUSTICE

STEVEN JUSTICE

Chancellor's Professor of English, UC Berkeley

ROBERT P. GEORGE

ROBERT P. GEORGE

McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Professor of Politics, and Director, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University

MICHAEL W. MCCONNELL

MICHAEL W. MCCONNELL

Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law; Director, Constitutional Law Center, Stanford Law School

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