Freedom and the University

Tuesday, October 30, 2007  6:15pm The Schapiro Center, Davis Auditorium


Free and open to the public

No registration required

First come, first seated

Photo ID required for entry

Academic freedom is widely perceived to be under increasing threat in America, more so than at any time since the McCarthy period in the Fifties. This is the first of two symposia funded by the Ford Foundation this year which gathers eminent scholars to talk about their experiences, to analyze the problem, and to offer possible solutions.


  • Jonathan Cole

    John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University and Provost and Dean of the Faculties, Emeritus

    Columbia University

  • John Mearsheimer

    R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science

    University of Chicago

  • Peter Novick

    Professor Emeritus of History

    The University of Chicago

  • Robert Post

    Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law

    Yale Law School

  • Joan Scott

    Harold F. Linder Professor at the School of Social Science

    Institute for Advanced Study


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