Frank Hill Discusses the Newly-Founded UNC Free Speech Alliance

The UNC Free Speech Alliance is an alumni-led, independent organization dedicated to free speech, diversity of opinion, stimulating debate, and academic freedom on the UNC-CH campus.

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Critical Social Justice in the UNC System

Shannon Watkins interviews Anna Miller and Scott Yenor about their recent report for the Martin Center discussing critical social justice in the UNC school system.

Interview featuring UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli

Join us as Shannon Watkins interviews UNCW’s Chancellor, Jose V. Sartarelli, who recently announced his 2022 retirement.

Education Book Discussion Featuring John Rose

On Thursday, December 2nd, the Martin Center welcomed author and Associate Director of the Arete Initiative John Rose for a virtual talk on his book Until Our Minds Rest in Thee: Open-Mindedness, Intellectual Diversity, and the Christian Life.

Rose’s presentation is the second in the Martin Center’s bi-monthly series of talks with authors of books about higher education.

In addition to helping coordinate Arete’s programming, Dr. Rose teaches courses in Happiness and Human Flourishing, Christian Ethics, Conservatism, and Political Polarization. His research concerns the tradition of virtue ethics and Christian theology. John holds a BA in religion from Wabash College, an MTS from Duke Divinity School, and a PhD in Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Annual Policy Banquet featuring Professor Gail Heriot

The Martin Center held its annual policy banquet on Friday, October 29th—this year featuring Professor Gail Heriot—to discuss the “dubious expediency” of racial preferences. The event was based on ideas discussed in a book of the same name. You may find A Dubious Expediency: How Racial Preferences Damage Higher Education, edited by Gail Heriot and Maimon Schwarzchild, on Amazon.

Interview with Professor Stephen Porter

Shannon Watkins conducts an interview with Professor Stephen Porter to discuss the details of his lawsuit against North Carolina State University.

Education Book Discussion featuring Kenny Xu

Jenna Robinson interviews author and Asian-American activist Kenny Xu for a virtual talk entitled “Asian-Americans and Meritocracy: Why They Succeed, and Why the Woke Can’t Stand Them.”

Davidsonians for Freedom of Thought and Discourse: Interview with John Craig

Jenna Robinson interviews John Craig, founder of Davidsonians for Freedom of Thought and Discourse.

Martin Center Non-Resident Fellow on Tucker Carlson Today

The Martin Center’s Non-Resident Fellow Sumantra Maitra appeared on Tucker Carlson Today to speak about the problems plaguing higher education.