The Winds of Freedom: Addressing Challenges to the University (Hardcover)

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As president of Stanford University, Gerhard Casper established a reputation as a tireless, forward-thinking advocate for higher education. His speeches, renowned for their intelligence, humanity, wit, and courage, confront head-on the most pressing concerns facing our nation's universities.
From affirmative action and multiculturalism to free speech, politics, public service, and government regulation, Casper addresses the controversial issues currently debated on college campuses and in our highest courts. With insight and candor, each chapter explores the context of these challenges to higher education and provides Casper's stirring orations delivered in response. In addressing these vital concerns, Casper outlines the freedoms that a university must encourage and defend in the ongoing pursuit of knowledge.

About the Author


Gerhard Casper was president of Stanford University from 1992 to 2000. Currently he is a senior fellow at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He lives in Atherton, CA.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780300196917
ISBN-10: 0300196911
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: February 25th, 2014
Pages: 219
Language: English