Sigal R. Ben-Porath | Cancel Wars: How Universities Can Foster Free Speech, Promote Inclusion, and Renew Democracy

Recorded Jan 25, 2023
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A professor of education, philosophy, and political science at the University of Pennsylvania, Sigal R. Ben-Porath is the co-author of Making Up Our Mind: What School Choice Is Really About, and is the author of Free Speech on Campus and Citizenship Under Fire: Democratic Education in Times of Conflict, among other works. She is an executive committee member of the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy and is a former fellow-in- residence at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. In Cancel Wars, Ben-Porath offers a balanced examination of the polarized condition of campus politics, explains how these formerly neutral spaces became battlegrounds in our current culture wars, and shares a guide for opposing sides to bridge their differences and encourage civic trust even beyond the boundaries of academia.

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