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March 21, 2020+Team HxA

Conference Keynote 2019

The New York Times columnist David Brooks speaks about the role universities have played, and can play, in moral, intellectual, and spiritual development. He discusses the growing mismatch between the culture of many campuses and the challenges students will face when they enter into realms of politics, business, and the messy life of a democracy.

In order to address society’s most intractable problems, learners must weave together the best ideas from a range of perspectives. The HxA Annual Conference and Open Inquiry Awards convened over 430 HxA members, community leaders, administrators, philanthropists, and students to discuss key issues at the core of HxA’s mission: open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement in the academy.

Taking place June 20-21, 2019 at the Sheraton Times Square New York, the program focused on advancing discourse, providing tools, offering solutions, and fostering heterodox-positive cultures on campuses and in disciplines. The Open Inquiry Awards honored the institutions and individuals doing the complex work of improving classrooms, campuses, and scholarship.

Keynote speaker:

David Brooks | The New York Times, Aspen Institute

Talkback host:

Andrew Marantz | Staff Writer, The New Yorker


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