A Report From the Stanford Academic Freedom Conference

Source: Quillette
by Elizabeth Weiss

“The organizers’ goal, announced at the outset, was to find strategies that would serve to protect the ‘core mission’ of the scholarly community: ‘to debate and refine knowledge, to pass on knowledge to the next generation, and more importantly to pass on the habits and norms of critical inquiry and scholarly debate that produce true knowledge.’ The need for academics to recommit to these principles was reflected in the list of attendees, many of whom had suffered job loss, punitive disciplinary proceedings, ideologically motivated censorship, or social ostracism within their professional milieus.” (01/11/23)