The University of Chicago was founded in 1890 upon the idea that freedom of expression is vitally important to discovery and rigorous scholarly inquiry. For generations, UChicago community members have taken on the challenging work of upholding this vital academic principle as an essential part of UChicago culture, solidifying the University as a leading global advocate for the advancement of free expression.
This fall, the University of Chicago will build upon its historic commitment to free expression by launching the Forum for Free Inquiry and Expression, which aims to promote the understanding, practice and advancement of free and open discourse throughout the University and beyond, while addressing present-day challenges.
A two-day event at the David Rubenstein Forum on Oct. 5-6 will celebrate the opening of the Forum on Free Inquiry and Expression. It will feature a series of intellectual discussions among leading thinkers across diverse fields who will examine issues around free expression—at UChicago and across academia and society more broadly. All the daytime events will be webcast on the Chicago Forum website.
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