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Lawrence Summers Delivers Major Address on Academic Freedom at Columbia Law School - FIRE
As chairman of FIRE’s Board of Directors, it’s rare that I post to The Torch. However, I am making an exception by calling to our readers’ attention a speech recently delivered at Columbia Law School’s new Center for Law and Liberty by Lawrence Summers, former president of Harvard University and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, a current University Professor at Harvard, and valued member of FIRE’s Board of Advisors. Professor Summers has not been known, ever, for any fear of taking on controversial issues, including those pertaining to the academy. His January 29, 2015, speech was no exception. His remarks, …