Episode 13: Glenn Loury, Faculty, Administrators and Viewpoint Diversity
“There is an awareness of the concerns that Heterodox Academy devotees would think foremost about, which is that we allow differences of opinion to be expressed. It’s vitally important that we do so. There is an appreciation of that point of view here in the administration. I think of my friend, the long time provost of the university.… I’ve gotten to know him very well, and I’ve had extended conversations with him about these matters because we’re friends, and I’ve expressed my concerns. He’s got a difficult problem in balancing the various equities that are concerned. I’m not talking splitting the difference on free speech issues. I’m talking about managing a large organization with a lot of different moving parts and varied interests. He has instituted very self-consciously a lecture series bringing controversial speakers to campus…. It’s not a one-dimensional thing like free speech is dying at Brown.”Other Episodes of Half Hour of Heterodoxy Glenn Loury (
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