Watch Jonathan Rauch’s Keynote from the 2010 CFN Conference

August 3, 2010

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?

Now, you don’t have to wait for 2011 to share in the CFN experience. Thanks to Joe Stramowski, FIRE’s Sweidy Stata Video Fellow, Jonathan Rauch’s keynote address is now available on the FIRE and CFN websites and on FIRE’s vimeo page.

At the conference, Jonathan Rauchguest 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 Thoughtdiscussed 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.

Check back on the Torch for more video highlights from the conference over the next few weeks!