Although we often focus our content and programming on educational issues within the United States, HxA’s membership represents countries from around the world. Thus, we are excited to announce the topic of our May programs and blog entries: Open Inquiry in a Global Context. What unique challenges do scholars and students face globally when asking questions and pursuing bold inquiries? What risks do they take on? And what can the international context teach US colleges and universities about their struggles and current trajectory?
In a few weeks we’ll chat with Maya Wang of Human Rights Watch about Dangerous Ideas: China and the Risks of Scholarship, a hard look into the intellectual climate in China and its effects on US campuses. We also look forward to a Member Spotlight led by our HxCanada community and a variety of essays shedding light on expression and intellectual climates outside the United States.
Submit to heterodox: the blog
If you’re interested in writing about Open Inquiry in a Global Context, we’re now accepting submissions. Please see our submission guidelines page and read more about our current theme. Contributors receive a modest honorarium for accepted pieces.
Closing Out Our Socioeconomics and Viewpoint Diversity Theme
We spent March and April 2022 exploring the intersections of socioeconomic status with ideological diversity and rhetoric around social justice, and hope the theme equipped you with new perspectives and concepts for your professional life. We invite you to revisit our outputs and resources from this theme, including:
- Equity or Class Conflict? Social Justice and the Language of the Elite (virtual event)
- Designing High School for Upward Mobility: A Conversation with Ian Rowe (virtual event)
- Listening to Our Working-Class Students, by Jonathan Zimmerman (blog)
- Cancel Culture is More Important, and Less Important, Than You Think, by Eric Kaufmann (blog)
Also consider checking out:
- HxA’s 2021 Campus Expression Survey (resource)
- Education, Social Elites and Uneven Racial Progress, by Musa al-Gharbi (blog)
We are happy to consider further submissions on this topic and look forward to seeing you on the blog and in our events!