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Update: The Evergreen State College

Mike Paros is a professor of biological and environmental science at The Evergreen State College. For more information on, or to help with, the research project described below, click here. I am often asked about the current state of affairs at The Evergreen State College since student protests in May of 2017 cast this obscure..


Vox’s Consistent Errors on Campus Speech, Continued

Musa al-Gharbi is a Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in Sociology at Columbia University, and the Director of Communications at Heterodox Academy. Let me start by saying that in some respects, it is a strange debate between Beauchamp, Yglesias and I: In the highly-polarized political environment in which we find ourselves, it seems to be a..

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Robert Quinn on the Scholars at Risk Network: Half Hour of Heterodoxy #32

A new podcast episode in which Chris Martin talks to Robert Quinn, the executive director of Scholars at Risk Network, which helps protect and relocate members of higher education communities whose freedom and security are threatened in their home countries. Since the founding of Scholars at Risk in 2000, SAR has assisted over 1000 scholars through temporary research and teaching visits. You can join the network here. You can find out more about Scholars at Risk at www.scholarsatrisk.com and on Twitter at @ScholarsAtRisk. You can also find many other interviews with Rob on the Youtube channel for the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

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10 steps professors can take this semester to promote open inquiry and constructive disagreement in their classrooms

Debra Mashek is Heterodox Academy’s Executive Director. She has a PhD in Social Health and Psychology (with a concentration in Quantitative Methods) from State University of New York at Stony Brook and served as a Professor in Psychology at Harvey Mudd College. Add language to your syllabi that makes clear open inquiry and constructive disagreement..

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“Free Intelligent Conversation” as a Pedagogical Tool

Kyle Emile is the founder of Free Intelligent Conversation. Free Intelligent Conversation (FreeIC) is a nonprofit organization that facilitates engaging conversations between strangers. It’s simple: participants simply go to public places and hold up signs that read “Free Intelligent Conversation,” inviting people to talk with them about anything and everything. The conversations are then kicked-off..

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Vox’s Consistent Errors on Campus Speech, Explained

Musa al-Gharbi is a Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in Sociology at Columbia University, and the Director of Communications at Heterodox Academy. The Free Speech Project (FSP), based out of Georgetown University, attempts to document “incidents in which Free Speech has been challenged or compromised in recent years, and collect analysis from various points of view..

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Jessica Good on The Ups and Downs of Multiculturalism: Half Hour of Heterodoxy #31

A new podcast episode in which Chris Martin talks to Jessica Good, a social psychologist at Davidson College. Her research focuses on stereotyping and discrimination. Chris invited her to the show to talk about her new paper on multiculturalism because it’s a contentious topic in the political world and academia. Her new paper is called Valuing Differences and Reinforcing Them: Multiculturalism Increases Race Essentialism.

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Are students increasingly hostile to free expression on campus? Look to behaviors, not surveys.

Preston Stovall is a Postdoctoral Researcher for a project on Inferentialism and Collective Intentionality at the University of Hradec Králové. In the Berkeley protests against Milo Yiannopolis in February of 2017, the so-called ‘black bloc’ showed up to a vocal, but mostly peaceful, protest. They caused enough physical damage to buildings on campus that the..

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Don’t Avoid Controversial Topics. Use Them!

Mark Urista is a Communication faculty member at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon. He advises the college’s BridgeUSA chapter and is currently working on a faculty fellowship that aims to promote viewpoint diversity.   Like many faculty members, there are times in class when I joyfully watch students actively engage in constructive disagreement. Unfortunately,..