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Launch of the BPC Academic Leaders Task Force on Campus Free Expression

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Colleges and universities are searching for ways to craft meaningful free expression strategies that suit a changing higher education landscape while staying true to their institution’s unique mission and their commitments to diversity and inclusion. But those who wish to create such an approach lack a reliable roadmap for doing so.

To address this problem, BPC is launching the Academic Leaders Task Force on Campus Free Expression, whose members have distinguished records of creating strategy to strengthen open exchange and tolerance on our nation’s campuses.

Join us for a discussion among several members of the task force about issues campus leaders face when seeking to ensure their campuses flourish as places of open inquiry, free expression, and inclusion and how the Task Force aims to support college and universities in upholding these essential academic values.


Featured Participants

Opening remarks by:

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)

Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE)

Panel discussion with:

Jim Douglas
Executive in Residence, Middlebury College; Former Governor of Vermont; Co-Chair of the BPC Academic Leaders Task Force on Campus Free Expression

Christine Gregoire
CEO, Challenge Seattle; Former Governor of Washington; Co-Chair of the BPC Academic Leaders Task Force on Campus Free Expression

Ronald A. Crutcher
President, University of Richmond

Carol A. Sumner
Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Texas Tech University

Moderated by:

Greta Anderson
Reporter, Inside Higher Ed

Additional participants to be announced

In light of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, BPC events have shifted to all remote formats, such as video teleconferences or calls.

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