Liberals Are Stifling Intellectual Diversity, Campus Audience Decides After Hearing Both Sides of the Argument

February 26, 2015

By Napp Nazworth at Christian Post

WASHINGTON — Before the Intelligence Squared debate held at George Washington University, only one in three audience members said they agreed that liberals are stifling intellectual diversity at colleges and universities, but after hearing both sides of the debate, almost three-fifths of the audience was convinced that liberals are stifling intellectual diversity.

The debate, moderated by John Donvan, an author and correspondent for ABC News, will be aired on National Public Radio stations and is available online.

For the motion, “liberals are stifling intellectual diversity on campus,” was Greg Lukianoff, president of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, and Kirsten Powers, a USA Today columnist and Fox News contributor. Against the motion were Angus Johnston, a historian of student activism, and Jeremy Mayer, associate professor of political science at George Mason University and co-author of Closed Minds? Politics and Ideology in American Universities (2008).

 

Schools: George Washington University