Should University Leaders Be Neutral?
Event Date: Wednesday, October 25th, 3pm ET
When Hamas carried out shocking terrorist attacks on civilians in Israel, university presidents sent out public statements of all kinds. At Harvard and Cornell, these were followed by clarifying statements, and at Stanford there was a new interest in not making statements at all. Should universities -- homes of open inquiry and viewpoint diversity -- issue official statements about public issues and current events? Is "institutional neutrality" as advocated in the Kalven Report and the Princeton Principles, a better approach? Or are there certain moments of moral clarity when leadership requires a response?
Nadine StrossenJohn Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, New York Law School
Keith WhittingtonWilliam Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, Princeton University
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