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Academic Freedom in the Age of Political Correctness

Oct 5, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm


The John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, National Association of Scholars, and First Things invite you to

Academic Freedom in the Age of Political Correctness

October 5, 2016, 6:00-8:00 PM — 35 East 21st Street, New York, New York


Jay Schalin, Director of Policy Analysis, John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy

Peter Wood, President, National Association of Scholars

KC Johnson, Professor of History, Brooklyn College

Moderator: Mark Bauerlein, Professor of English at Emory University and Senior Editor at First Things Magazine

About this event:

The last academic year saw waves of student protests, disinvitations of campus speakers, and calls for trigger warnings and safe spaces. University administrators tasked with enforcing order and upholding intellectual freedom often found themselves unprepared—or else caved to student demands. What does academic freedom mean in this age of political correctness? Join us as we discuss the status of academic freedom today and how to rebuild its foundations. 

The John W. Pope Center has just published a new report, “Academic Freedom in the Age of Political Correctness.” Read Peter Wood’s statement The Architecture of Intellectual Freedom on the NAS website.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration will open on the First Things website in mid-September.


Oct 5, 2016
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
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First Things
35 East 21st Street #600
New York, NY 10010 United States
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