Harmonizing DEI, Free Expression, and Academics

Mar 8, 2022

2:00pm – 3:00pm CT

Recording: Harmonizing DEI, Free Expression, and Academics, Mar 8, 2022

Gen Z students are the most diverse in our history but are arriving from “think-alike communities,” unskilled in discourse across difference. For them, DEI seems to be in direct conflict with free expression. How do presidents and administrators create a welcoming and respectful learning environment for all students that upholds commitments to open intellectual inquiry? This panel will explore this tension, analyzing the contributing factors, and provide a strategic framework for addressing it.

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Ronald Crutcher

The University of Richmond

Linda Livingstone

Baylor University

Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill

The Bipartisan Policy Center

Carol Sumner

Texas Tech University

This event will be available online

This event will be available on demand on Wednesday, March 9th 2022 at 10:00am CT