Dorian Abbot is an Associate Professor of Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) had invited Abbot to deliver their prestigious Carlson Lecture, but rescinded the invitation after receiving complaints about an article Abbot had written for Newsweek, titled “The Diversity Problem on Campus.” In response, Princeton University’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions invited Abbot to speak at the James Madison Program. He’ll do so live on Zoom on October 21st, at 4:30 PM ET. Abbot joins the podcast to discuss MIT’s capitulation, academic freedom in the hard sciences, and more.

Register for Abbot’s Lecture at the James Madison Program: https://jmp.princeton.edu/events/climate-and-potential-life-other-planets

The Diversity Problem on Campus: https://www.newsweek.com/diversity-problem-campus-opinion-1618419

Dorian Abbot for Bari Weiss’ “Common Sense”: https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/mit-abandons-its-mission-and-me

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  1. colleenb Member
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    Great interview. Thanks so much. I sometimes get cynical that the downward spiral in the academy and society can be stopped so always appreciate hearing from a fighter.

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