In Defense of Academic Freedom

In Defense of Academic Freedom

Two panels on academic freedom, chaired by Tariq Ali, editor of Verso Books and New Left Review.The growing evidence of outside interference in the hiring process at universities and the recent tenure denials at DePaul University, has prompted leading ...

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Two panels on academic freedom, chaired by Tariq Ali, editor of Verso Books and New Left Review.The growing evidence of outside interference in the hiring process at universities and the recent tenure denials at DePaul University, has prompted leading scholars across the nation to begin to speak out in defense of academic freedom. The DePaul University Academic Freedom Committee, Verso Books, and Diskord Journal sponsored a public symposium held in Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago.