Academic Freedom Debate
David Horowitz and Cary Nelson debated academic freedom at American universities. Mr. Smallwood served as… read more
David Horowitz and Cary Nelson debated academic freedom at American universities. Mr. Smallwood served as moderator. Mr. Horowitz argued that liberal professors force their political beliefs onto students, at the expense of providing a democratic education. Professor Nelson argued that conservatives are compromising educational quality by imposing intellectual surveillance on faculty members. After their presentations they responded to audience members' questions.
Mr. Horowitz is the author of Indoctrination U: The Left’s War Against Academic Freedom, published by Encounter Books. Professor Nelson is the author of Office Hours: Activism and Change in the Academy, published by Routledge.
This event was part of the second annual Academic Freedom Conference, held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- David Horowitz Founder Students for Academic Freedom
- Cary Nelson President American Association of University Professors
- Scott Smallwood Senior Editor Chronicle of Higher Education
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