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May 23, 2016

Video: Debate on Affirmative Action

National Association of Scholars

NAS president Peter Wood and Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy debate affirmative action at an event sponsored by the University Union at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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March 11, 2016

Peter Wood to Debate Randall Kennedy on Affirmative Action at UMass

National Association of Scholars

NAS president Peter Wood will debate Harvard Law professor and author Randall Kennedy on April 12.

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September 14, 2015

Divesting from Free Speech

Rachelle Peterson

Rachelle Peterson explains that divestment activists have silenced debate, but done little to aid the environment.

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August 10, 2015

Rachelle Peterson in Today's NYT Room for Debate

National Association of Scholars

Rachelle Peterson discussed the college divestment movement in the New York Times Room for Debate.

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December 16, 2014

Video Coverage of Common Core Debate at St. Francis College

National Association of Scholars

St. Francis College recently hosted a debate on the Common Core between NAS President Peter Wood and Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Sol Stern. Video coverage of the full event is availabl...

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May 29, 2014

Seasoned Debate: Should Education Have a Leftist Bias?

George Leef

Donald Lazere responds to George Leef's review of Why Education Should Have a Leftist Bias.

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March 3, 2014

Gail Heriot and Affirmative Action

National Association of Scholars

NAS board member Gail Heriot debated the motion, "Affirmative Action on Campus Does More Harm than Good" on Intelligence Squared.

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February 27, 2014

An Appeal to NAS

Donald Lazere

Dr. Donald Lazere offers an appeal to NAS.

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December 21, 2013

ASA and the Politicization of Academe

Peter Wood

NAS president Peter Wood explains why NAS won't boycott the boycotters: academia is meant to argue and persuade, not merely to get the upper hand by any means necessary.

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