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The State of Speech: Academic Inquiry at Northwestern

  • Scott Hall 212 601 University Place Evanston, IL, 60208 United States (map)

What are the most important challenges to academic inquiry at Northwestern now? Which constituencies and/or bodies of governance (student, faculty) and administrative structures are crucial in protecting and bolstering such inquiry? How?  A number of recent cases at Northwestern lead us to engage in a conversation about the status of academic inquiry on our campus and the challenges it faces. This roundtable event will feature 10-minute interventions by Professors Stephen Eisenman (Art History), Peter Kirstein (History, St. Xavier University), Andrew Koppelman (Law and Political Science), and Jacqueline Stevens (Political Science) responding to the prompts above. The event will also include a question-and-answer period with audience members, and will also include a discussion about organizing a chapter of the American Association of University Professors at Northwestern.