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October 20, 2018

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October 4, 2017

Academic freedom lecturer takes on claims of climate change deniers

Renowned climate scientist Michael E. Mann took on those who deny climate change and highlighted the importance of acting to combat this environmental threat during Tuesday's University Senate Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom.

September 14, 2017

Academic Freedom Lecture to consider politics of climate change

Climate scientist and author Michael Mann believes that skepticism in science is a good thing.

But when some people flatly disregard scientifically proven facts — as in the case of climate change — it can create problems that delay efforts to come up with solutions or additional discussions, he said.

October 14, 2016

Academic freedom lecture explores 'the right to be forgotten'

Personal privacy and free expression in the online world often are seen as competing interests, but they are not incompatible and actually work together, according to a leading scholar and advocate in electronic privacy law.

September 28, 2015

Speakers to mark 25th year of academic freedom lectures

By refusing to answer questions about their political associations in 1954, three U-M faculty members brought attention to the importance of academic and intellectual freedom as fundamental values for a university in a free society.

November 7, 2014

Mutual refusal to compromise threatens religious liberty, legal scholar says

Battles over religious liberty being waged as part of America's culture wars likely won't be resolved unless both sides accept "live and let live" solutions that require each to compromise on broad, strongly held views, one of the nation's leading authorities on the topic said Thursday.

October 29, 2014

Laycock to address religious liberty in Academic Freedom Lecture

Douglas Laycock, one of the nation's leading authorities on religious liberty, will give the 24th Annual University of Michigan Senate's Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom on Nov. 6.

 The lecture is at 4 p.m. in the Honigman Auditorium at the Law School. It is free and open to the public.

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