Free Speech and Academic Freedom
- American Association of University Professors (AAUP) - Iowa State University
- Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost
- Committee on Lectures (funding by Student Government)
Henry (Hank) Reichman, professor emeritus of history at California State University, East Bay, will speak on the topic of his new book, The Future of Academic Freedom. In the wake of the 2016 election, challenges to academic freedom have intensified, and issues of free speech on campus have grown increasingly controversial. As an expert on campus free speech and former chair of the Association of American University Professors Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, Reichman discusses the meaning of and current challenges to academic freedom, including political, corporate, and donor interests and influence as well as the impact of social media, student activism, and outside speakers.
The University Bookstore will be on site to sell copies of The Future of Academic Freedom.