Colleges should be models of open exchange, but speakers of all political stripes have been subject to the heckler’s veto or disinvited. Many campuses lack intellectual diversity, and a majority of students say the climate on their campus prevents some students from expressing their views. If we are to move past this era of polarization and partisanship, colleges and universities must prepare their students to respect differences in fundamental views while holding open the possibility of practical compromise.
BPC is addressing these issues with its new Campus Free Expression Project. Join us for the Project’s inaugural conversation with a panel of distinguished collegiate and policy leaders as they discuss the crisis of free expression on our nation’s college campuses and how it is undermining colleges’ ability to prepare students to be the next generation of leaders.
The event will be webcast.
Deffenbaugh de Hoyos Professor in the Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology, Wellesley College
President and CEO of Hillel International; Former U.S. Representative
Steven F. Hayward
Senior Resident Scholar at the Institute of Government Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Fellow, BPC
Sanford J. Ungar
President Emeritus, Goucher College; Director of the Free Speech Project, Georgetown University
Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill
Director, Campus Free Expression Project, BPC