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Jonathan Zimmerman

Professor of History of Education, University of Pennsylvania

Jonathan Zimmerman is Professor of History of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. A former Peace Corps volunteer and high school social studies teacher, he is the author of Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford, 2016) and six other books. He is also a frequent contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Review of Books, and other popular periodicals. Before coming to Penn in 2016, Professor Zimmerman taught at New York University for 20 years. In 2008, he received NYU's Distinguished Teaching Award—its highest recognition for teaching.

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Forum 45:

Impolitic Politics: Free Speech, Censorship, and Civility on Campus in the Age of Trump

Jonathan Zimmerman

Held November 14, 2019

Includes video