Charting Academic Freedom: 103 Years of Debate - 2/1/2018 in New York City

National Association of Scholars

You are cordially invited to join the National Association of Scholars in New York City for our latest launch. We will unveil our recent work, Charting Academic Freedom: 103 Years of Debate, a comparison of every significant statement on intellectual freedom over the last century. There will be a reception with light refreshments, hosted by Heterodox Academy, directly preceding our presentation. We would love to see you there.


Charting Academic Freedom: 
103 Years of Debate 

Thursday, February 1, 2018 
New York, NY 

New York University 
Henry Kaufman Management Center 
44 W. 4th Street 
New York City, NY 10012 
Barr-Kawamura Commons Classroom 

5:30 — 6:00 pm Reception with light refreshments hosted by Heterodox Academy 

6:00 — 7:00 pm Presentation by the National Association of Scholars 




Peter Wood, President, National Association of Scholars 

David Randall, Director of Research, National Association of Scholars and author of Charting Academic Freedom: 103 Years of Debate 

Keynote, TBD 

About Charting Academic Freedom: 103 Years of Debate 

The National Association of Scholars (NAS) is pleased to offer Charting Academic FreedomCharting compares fourteen published statements on academic freedom in twenty-five categories. The oldest of the statements is the 1915 Declaration of Principles from the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The newest is the April 29, 2017, Statement of Principles: Free Expression on Campuses issued by Students for Free Expression. Charting enables the reader at a glance to see who wrote the statement and why; who endorsed it; what key arguments it presents; and where it is meant to apply.  

In addition, Charting includes (1) an annotated Timeline of Academic Freedom, with notable events such as Supreme Court decisions and riots; (2) a list of significant Other Resources by organizations such as the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and the Heterodox Academy; and (3) a Select Bibliography. 

Charting Academic Freedom provides the first ready reference to the last century's statements, legal decisions, events, and scholarly works on academic freedom. The NAS offers Charting as a useful digest, so Americans may know what principles underlie academic freedom--and use those principles in the deepening struggle to defend that freedom against rioting students, illiberal ideologues, and whatever new threats to academic freedom emerge in the years to come. 

This event is free and open to the public. Please, direct questions to Keli Carender[email protected] or (917) 551-6770. 

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