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Forum 29:

The University amid Embattled Reason

Held Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Forum Summary

The presidential campaign of 2016 exhibits with unparalleled extremity destructive tendencies that are by no means new: widespread hostility toward educated elites; widespread denial of climate change; widespread ignorance in many other spheres. One of our major political parties, and not only the president-elect, is committed to unreason on several fronts. At the same time, journalism, which is democracy’s chief instrument of public knowledge, suffers financial distress, cognitive crisis, and ideological undermining. The university ought not to react defensively. It ought to enlarge its ambitions by sponsoring ambitious journalism as well as publishing for a general audience. 

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Oct 26

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Sylvia Hurtado

October 26, 2017
3–4:30 p.m.

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Jan 25

Forum 33:

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Mary Walshok
Michael Storper

January 25, 2018
3–4:30 p.m.