Campus Speakers

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Letter to Scripps Trustees: Re-Invite George Will

Oct 21, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood urges Scripps College trustees to re-invite George Will to speak on campus.

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Campus Activism: The Fight for Imaginary Victories

Aug 13, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Campus activists fight against an imaginary villain of social injustice.

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Pomp and Divorce

May 27, 2014 by Joshua Bridges |

During commencement season, the radical left burns its bridges with mainstream liberals.

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Let Them Speak! Why It’s Important to Let Speakers Speak

Jan 30, 2014 by Joshua Bridges |

At many universities, students have shot down speakers who announce differing opinions. By doing so, they undermine their own intellectual development.

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What goes beyond the academic pale?

Mar 20, 2013 by George Leef |

What are the limits for academic departments when inviting speakers to campus?

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Ahmadine-jabbing American Students

Nov 28, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Central Connecticut State University took its students to New York to dine with the dictator.

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UNC Hosts Stage Adaptation of Common Book Assignment ‘Eating Animals’

Nov 30, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

This fall the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted several events related to its common reading assignment, Eating Animals, by Jonathan Safran Foer. 

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Totems in America

May 23, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood defends the CUNY trustee who opposed an honorary degree for playwright Tony Kushner.

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Duke’s President Versus the University’s Reputation

Dec 15, 2010 by George Leef |

President Richard Brodhead pleaded with students not to give Duke the reputation as a sex-crazed campus. Perhaps it would do more if the university stopped bringing in a parade of salacious shows and speakers.

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A Commencement Address Worth Hearing

Aug 27, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

If you're like me, you probably find the run of commencement addresses tedious, politically tendentious and aesthetically bereft. Well, I've finally found one that's worth listening to. It was given last spring at Harvard,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Judge Downes Decides Rightly

Apr 28, 2010 by Steve Balch |

We commend Judge Downes' decision to uphold freedom of speech by ordering the University of Wyoming to allow William Ayers to speak on campus.

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Ward Connerly at the University of Arizona

Nov 19, 2009 by Daniel Asia |

Ward Connerly spoke at the University of Arizona just a few weeks ago. He was masterly. At five minutes before his talk was to begin there were only five people in the audience. At the start there were between seventy-five and… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Arizona Scholars Host Ward Connerly; “Alianza” Prepares Protest

Oct 28, 2009 by Daniel Asia |

So,  for the first event of the Arizona Association of Scholars, Ward Connerly will be our guest.  Being a strong believer in open dialogue I forwarded a press release to many student organizations on campus. Here is… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Not a Minute to Spare for the Minuteman

Oct 19, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Jim Gilchrist, president of the Minuteman Project, an anti-illegal immigration organization, has been dis-invited from speaking at Harvard in an immigration symposium. The decision not to have him speak, announced with only five… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Outbreak of Civilized Debate at UNC!

Oct 14, 2009 by George Leef |

In this week's Clarion Call, my Pope Center colleague Jay Schalin writes about an unexpected development -- an outbreak of civilized debate at the University of North Carolina. Last spring, freedom of speech seemed to be on… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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