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Speech Spotlight Live: Is Academic Freedom Under Siege?
Recent news is replete with stories of threats to academic freedom: a public university prohibiting professors from testifying against a piece of state legislation, a professor stepping back from teaching after showing a controversial version of a film, questions about the impact of academic departments and associations taking positions on current social and political events. Join three preeminent scholars: Sigal Ben-Porath, Professor of Education, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Free Speech on Campus, Henry Reichman, former chair of the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure and author of Understanding Academic Freedom and Brian Soucek, UC Davis Law professor and former chair of the UC Senate Committee on Academic Freedom, for a discussion about the gravity of these dangers and what steps need to be taken to safeguard this vital principle of university life.

Dec 10, 2021 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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