New offices of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have sprung up on campus around the nation. What are they and what purpose do they serve? How has DEI come to rival some academic departments in staffing numbers?
DEI offices have become their own centers of power on campus by leading investigations into alleged wrongdoing by professors and students, limiting free speech and academic freedom, and using students to protest for their preference of political ends. This has led many professors and students to self-censor in the classroom and in their research. Politically inconvenient research is often avoided to ensure career survival.
This webinar features Joel Gardner, attorney, investment banker, multiple alumnus board member at the University of Virginia and recent member of the UVA Committee on Free Expression and Free Inquiry; John Sailer, research associate at the National Association of Scholars; and Scott Yenor, professor of political science at Boise State University and a Washington Fellow at the Claremont Institute. The discussion is moderated by David Randall, director of research at the National Association of Scholars.