• Summary

  • The official podcast of the Academic Freedom Alliance, a nonpartisan and ideologically diverse coalition of faculty members committed to defending free speech in academia. We interview a diverse array of scholars about the latest developments in the academic freedom movement, from breaking news, to precedent-setting court cases, to modern takes on the timeless principles that underlie professorial free speech. Learn more about the AFA at www.AcademicFreedom.org.
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  • Pragmatism v. Principle in the Liberal Approach to Free Speech

    Jul 7 2021

    A discussion about modern liberal approaches to free speech on campuses. The conversation is hosted by Amna Khalid, Associate Professor in the Department of History at Carleton College, and features AFA members Randall Kennedy and Jonathan Zimmerman. Kennedy is the Michael R. Klein Professor at Harvard Law School and the author of several books, most recently For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law. Zimmerman is Professor of History of Education and the Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor in Education at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the author of several books, including his most recent, Free Speech: And Why You Should Give a Damn.

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    1 hr and 7 mins
  • Meriwether v. Shawnee State: Is All Classroom Speech Free Speech?

    Jun 8 2021

    A discussion on the landmark ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Meriwether v. The Trustees of Shawnee State University, which is redefining the relationship between classroom teaching, academic freedom, and the First Amendment. Featuring Jonathan Adler, Professor of law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law; Jeannie Suk Gersen, Professor of law at Harvard Law School; and Steve Sanders, Professor of law at the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University.

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    1 hr and 11 mins

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