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New HxA Member Interview Video

Heterodox Academy has quickly grown from a small group of roughly a dozen professors to more than 1,700 as of early January 2018. Over the summer of 2017, we interviewed select members about their motivations to join the organization and the issues that arise in climates of orthodoxy on campus. The goal was to present,..

Heterodox Academy Appoints New Executive Director

Heterodox Academy selects Dr. Debra Mashek to lead initiatives increasing intellectual diversity, improving research, and calming campus rage NEW YORK, N.Y. – Heterodox Academy (HxA), a collaborative organization dedicated to increasing intellectual diversity in higher education, has chosen Dr. Debra Mashek (@DebMashekHxA) to be its new Executive Director. Dr. Mashek is a social psychologist and..

New Books by HxA Members

  • Jeremy Willinger
  • December 4, 2017

Heterodox Academy members published an array of new books related to viewpoint diversity, free speech, and campus trends in 2017 (and others coming in 2018). Below is a selection of these recently released titles that we urge you to explore.

Adam Grant on the Value of Disagreement

New Heterodox Academy member Adam Grant, professor of management and psychology at UPenn's Wharton School, wrote in Saturday's New York Times op-ed page:

The skill to get hot without getting mad — to have a good argument that doesn’t become personal — is critical in life.

We couldn't agree more.

Video of the Heterodox Academy and FIRE Panel on Viewpoint Diversity

Heterodox Academy (HxA) and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) livestreamed and hosted a panel discussion in front of a packed audience last night at New York University. The discussion focused on the decline in viewpoint diversity in higher education and its impact on the quality of research, scholarship, education, as well as its consequences for American democracy. The full video is now available.

Heterodox Academy and FIRE to Host Panel Discussion on Viewpoint Diversity

Heterodox Academy (HxA) and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) have partnered to host a live panel discussion at New York University on Tuesday, October 10 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

The panel will address the following pressing questions central to the future of higher education and American society: Why are many modern college campuses suffering from a decline in viewpoint diversity? Do our country’s universities prepare students for life in a politically divided democracy, or might they be teaching habits of thought that will add to political divisions? Does political orthodoxy reduce the quality of research, scholarship, and education?