Save the Date: Academic Freedom in the Age of Political Correctness

National Association of Scholars

NAS, the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, and First Things invite you to

Academic Freedom in the Age of Political Correctness

Moderator: Mark Bauerlein
Professor of English at Emory University and Senior Editor at First Things Magazine

Jay Schalin, Director of Policy Analysis, John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy

Peter Wood, President, National Association of Scholars

KC Johnson, Professor of History, Brooklyn College

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 6:00-8:00 PM

Light refreshments will be provided.

First Things, 35 East 21st Street #600, New York, NY 10010

About this event:

The last academic year saw waves of student protests, disinvitations of campus speakers, and calls for trigger warnings and safe spaces. University administrators tasked with enforcing order and upholding intellectual freedom often found themselves unprepared—or else caved to student demands. What does academic freedom mean in this age of political correctness? Join us as we discuss the status of academic freedom today and how to rebuild its foundations. 

The John W. Pope Center will release a new report on academic freedom. Read Peter Wood’s statement The Architecture of Intellectual Freedom on the NAS website.

This event is free and open to the public. We encourage all NAS members to attend. Registration will open in mid-September.

Image: Brick Laying by Scott Lewis // CC BY

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