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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Program ID:
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Public Affairs Event
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Debate
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 17, 2007
Last Aired:
Jul 9, 2007

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  • Mar 17, 2007 | 9:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 18, 2007 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 31, 2007 | 2:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 09, 2007 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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