Free. Advanced registration required. Principles of academic freedom and free speech are central to a university's identity, but they are not simple. Some argue these values are unnecessarily invoked to defend actions that gratuitously target and harm students, faculty, and other members of university communities. Others respond that such perceived harms are inevitable if universities are to maintain their commitments to free inquiry and debate. The purpose of the Provost's Forum is to explore these issues in a deeper and more constructive way. Duke University's Mission Statement reaffirms its foundational commitment to promoting "an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry," which encompasses academic freedom, free speech, and freedom of assembly. But the range and application of those principles raise hard questions. Over the course of the day sessions will explore topics such as "Academic Freedom and the Mission of the University," "Civil Discourse Across Divides," and "Assembly, Protest, and Shared Spaces." Sponsored by the Office of the Provost. For a full schedule and registration please visit https://provost.duke.edu/. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lowd at Stephanie.Lowd@duke.edu with inquiries.
A convocation celebration
Family, friends, and faculty join graduates to celebrate the Class of 2018.
D.C. Institute offers introduction to law school
Dean Levi to teach alongside U.S. Senator and former White House advisor
Distinguished Chair awards
» Baxter, Blocher, Brewster, Garrett, Jones, Newman, and Wettach honored with distinguished professorships.
“It does something to your soul ... when everyone at risk of losing their homes looks like you.”
POLITICO highlights Duke Law’s Jesse McCoy and the Civil Justice Clinic.
Kerry Abrams selected as next dean of Duke Law School
Abrams, vice provost for faculty affairs and professor of law at the University of Virginia, is a leading scholar of immigration and family law.