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Sigal R. Ben-Porath | Cancel Wars: How Universities Can Foster Free Speech, Promote Inclusion, and Renew Democracy
Wed, January 25, 2023
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.
Masks are welcome but are not required.
Books will be available for purchase at the library on event night.
A book signing will follow the presentation.
Books provided by Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103