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Watch Jonathan Rauch's Keynote from the 2010 CFN Conference
Were you unable to attend the third annual CFN Conference this summer at Bryn Mawr? Have you been jealously reading articles describing the conference from presenters Daphne Patai and Greg Baylor and from student Irena Schneider?
At the conference, Jonathan Rauch—guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, senior writer for the National Journal, corresponding editor for The Atlantic, and the author of Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought—discussed the role of open discourse in modern society, quipping, "In liberal science, we kill our hypotheses instead of each other."His speech received a standing ovation. We highly recommend it.
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