112th: Akeel Bilgrami & Jonathan Cole's "Who's Afraid of Academic Freedom?"

Event date: 
03/31/2015 - 7:00pm

Join us on Tuesday, March 31st, at 7pm as Akeel Bigrami and Jonathan Cole launch Who's Afraid of Academic Freedom.  

In seventeen essays, distinguished senior scholars discuss the conceptual issues surrounding the idea of freedom of inquiry and scrutinize a variety of obstacles to such inquiry that they have encountered in their personal and professional experience. Their discussion of threats to freedom traverses a wide disciplinary and institutional, political and economic range covering specific restrictions linked to speech codes, the interests of donors, institutional review board licensing, political pressure groups, and government policy, as well as phenomena of high generality, such as intellectual orthodoxy, where coercion is barely visible and often self-imposed.

About the Editors:

Akeel Bilgrami is the Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy and a Professor on the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. His books include Secularism, Identity, and EnchantmentSelf Knowledge and Resentment; and Belief and Meaning.

Jonathan R. Cole is the John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University at Columbia University. For fourteen years, he served as provost and dean of faculties at Columbia. His latest book is The Great American University: Its Rise to Preeminence, Its Indispensible National Role, Why It Must Be Protected.

Event address: 
536 W 112th St
New York, NY 10025
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By Akeel Bilgrami (Editor), Jonathan Cole (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780231168816
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Published: Columbia University Press - September 15th, 2016