Robert P. George Speaks on Campus Illiberalism and the Future of Higher Education -- Dean's Speaker Series
Professor Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, was the second speaker in the 2020-2021 Dean's Speaker Series on October 19, which was sponsored by the Steven and Kim DeLorenz Christian Speakers Fund. Professor George presented "Campus Illiberalism and the Future of Higher Education" in a virtual format attended by Pepperdine Caruso Law students, faculty, alumni, and staff.
Hosted by Dean Paul Caron, Professor George addressed the absence of viewpoint diversity on college campuses and law schools. George explained campus illiberalism as an unwillingness to listen to arguments that oppose views that campus community members already hold. George's recommended solution for higher education requires open mindedness, intellectual humility, and love of truth. George said the type intellectual discourse that is learned in law school, based on reasons, arguments, and evidence, is the basis of the truth-seeking dialog.
Following Professor George's address, he answered questions posed by students on the unique role of faith-based universities and law schools and the process of finding the truth.
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