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Research, Truth, and Academic Freedom

February 21, 2018 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm EST · 106 McCormick

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Princeton Program Committee

A discussion examining the understanding of research, the search for truth, and the importance of academic freedom to research across a variety of fields. In a time when the role of research in the university is often misunderstood and devalued, and “alternative facts” appear to have the same validity as those supported by research, can faculty across the disciplines make the case that they are engaged in work that is more objective, testable, and viable?

Speakers:

Peter Brooks, Comparative Literature

Anne Cheng, English

Jill Dolan, English

Hendrik Hartog, History

Joan Wallach Scott, Institute for Advanced Study

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