Of Sanctuaries and Safe Spaces: Universities as Associations – Lecture at American University

Of Sanctuaries and Safe Spaces: Universities as Associations

Monday April 24, 5:30 PM
Letts Hall, Formal Lounge
American University


Prof. Levy argues that universities are best understood as associations which ought to be able to construct their own rules of conduct and within which freedom of speech as such is not necessarily a value.

Jacob T. Levy is the Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory at McGill University and the founding director of McGill’s Yan P. Lin Centre for the Study of Freedom and Global Orders in the Ancient and Modern Worlds.  He is the author of the books The Multiculturalism of Fear (Oxford, 2000) and Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom (Oxford, 2014), as well as numerous articles in the academic and popular press. His work has been featured in Reason, The New Republic, Social Philosophy and Policy, and the American Political Science Review, among others. He is also a regular contributor to the weblog Bleeding Heart Libertarians.

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