ARTHUR N. RUPE GREAT DEBATE: Academic Freedom in a Time of Crisis

Stanley Fish & Cary Nelson
Thursday, February 3, 2011 / 8:00 PM
Campbell Hall

Outspoken public intellectuals and academic leaders Stanley Fish and Cary Nelson will go head to head for a lively discussion on the role of academic freedom in higher learning. Fish, a Professor of Humanities and Law at Florida International University, is the author of the book Save the World on Your Own Time, which argues that academic freedom is the freedom to present material and the methods for analysis, never to proselytize or advance political agendas. Nelson, a professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois and current President of the American Association of University Professors, is the author of the book No University is an Island, a comprehensive account of the social, political and cultural forces that undermine academic freedom.

Click here to watch a video of the debate from the IHC’s Faculty Forums on the Future of the University series.

Presented by the College of Letters & Science at UC Santa Barbara and made possible by an endowment from the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation.

Co-presented by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center’s Faculty Forums on the Future of the University series and UCSB Arts & Lectures.

On the subject of academic freedom, please see their recent books:

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