Geoffrey Stone: On Campus Free Speech At The University Of Chicago

The Former Provost Defends The Chicagoan Stance Of Academic-Freedom-First, Academic-Freedom-Second, And Academic-Freedom-All-The-Way-Down

On Tuesday, August 16, 2016, On The Ideal State Founder and Editor-in-Chief Samuel Oshay interviewed Dr. Geoffrey Stone, the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law and former Provost at the University of Chicago. Two summers ago, Professor Stone chaired the Committee on Free Expression, a panel of professors tasked with drafting a definitive statement on the University’s “overarching commitment to robust, free, and uninhibited debate and deliberation.” Chicago's devout stance has been in the public eye as of late, due to a letter from campus administrators to incoming freshman that went against the notion of "trigger warnings" and "safe spaces."

 

You can read the University of Chicago's Statement on Freedom of Expression here.