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Freedom and the University

General Programming

dateOctober 30, 2007 timeTuesday, 6:15pm EDT location The Schapiro Center, Davis Auditorium, Columbia University
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated
  • Photo ID required for entry
Words "fear, reverence, terror" over a gun

Academic freedom is widely perceived to be under increasing threat in America, more so than at any time since the McCarthy period in the Fifties. This is the first of two symposia funded by the Ford Foundation this year which gathers eminent scholars to talk about their experiences, to analyze the problem, and to offer possible solutions.

  • Jonathan Cole John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University and Provost and Dean of the Faculties, Emeritus Columbia University
  • John Mearsheimer R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science University of Chicago
  • Peter Novick Professor Emeritus of History The University of Chicago
  • Robert Post Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law Yale Law School
  • Joan Scott Harold F. Linder Professor at the School of Social Science Institute for Advanced Study