Most colleges pride themselves on promoting the free and open exchanges of ideas. But that freedom is often challenged when controversial figures are invited to campus. We explore how graduation speakers and guest lecturers are turning certain campuses into political war zones, and what those debates say about modern academic life.


  • Jeff Selingo Editor, Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Cary Nelson Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; President, American Association of University of Professors

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