Higher education institutions are facing campus controversies—often with national media attention—over speech and academic freedom issues. These have led to declining public trust and lawmakers seeking to interfere in campus governance.
Over the past year, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Academic Leaders Task Force on Campus Free Expression has worked to develop strategies to navigate these controversies, strengthen commitments to open inquiry, build an inclusive campus community, and prepare Generation Z as citizens and civic leaders.
Please join us for the release of the task force’s report, Campus Free Expression: A New Roadmap, a strategic guide for campus leaders about how to foster a free expression culture that honors their institution’s unique history, mission, and community and commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill
Director of the Campus Free Expression Project, BPC
Discussion with the task force co-chairs:
Executive in Residence, Middlebury College; Former Governor of Vermont
CEO of Challenge Seattle; Former Governor of Washington
Panel discussion with task force members:
Professor of Philosophy, Rhodes College
President, DePauw University
Taffye Benson Clayton
Associate Provost and Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity, Auburn University
Ronald J. Daniels
President, Johns Hopkins University