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End of Discussion? The Future of Free Inquiry in Higher Education

The hallmark of a free society is free inquiry, which in a university setting enables faculty and students to explore controversial ideas inside and outside the classroom without fear of reprisal. 

Yet, even as universities around the nation proclaim to defend this principle, many faculty and students find themselves being punished or threatened for views that fail to conform with orthodoxy. Research is being suppressed, teaching is being micromanaged, and events are being disrupted. Is free inquiry dying on college campuses, or is there more to the story? 

Join Professor David Primo as he moderates a panel discussion of experts who approach this issue from competing perspectives, just as one should expect on a college campus.

Panelists include University of Chicago Provost Daniel Diermeier '93 (MA),'95 (PhD), Middlebury College Professor Allison Stanger, and co-founder Matthew Yglesias.

This panel is sponsored by the Politics and Markets Project and was developed by Nicholas Foti '19 and Rochelle Sun '19. This event is part of the University's Meliora Conversations series.

Register for Meliora Weekend today:

Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 2:15pm to 3:30pm

Wegmans Hall, 1400
250 Hutchison Rd, Rochester, NY 14620

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Lectures and Talks


General Public, Faculty, Students, Alumni, Staff




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