Social psychologist at NYU-Stern. Author of The Righteous Mind. Reflections on how social & moral psychology can improve companies, universities, and societies.
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Harvard discrimination lawsuit: data show penalization of Asian-Americans on subjective personality evaluation
Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions, which is suing Harvard over discrimination against Asian-American applicants, have released a l...
The Dangers of Distracted Parenting
When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.
Couldn’t Attend the HxA Open Mind Conference? Watch It Now!
We are pleased to report that our inaugural Heterodox Academy Open Mind Conference was a great success! For those who were unable to tune-in or attend, or for those who would like to view a panel a…
The Trump administration is committing violence against children
Separating families at the border will inflict long-term damage on young people
A powerful essay by my friend
on what forced and prolonged separation of children from parents does to the attachment system, and then to the nervous system: possibly permanent damage.
How Did the Nazis Gain Power in Germany?
Benjamin Carter Hett’s “The Death of Democracy” traces the fall of the Weimar Republic and the rise of the Third Reich.
Open Mind Conference
What’s it all about? The HxA Open Mind Conference will convene Heterodox Academy members, community leaders, campus administrators, students, and philanthropists to discuss viewpoint diversity and …
Want to attend the first Heterodox Academy Open Mind Conference? It starts today at 8:30am EDT.
and I are on at 9:30. See the agenda and tune in via livestream
Political Firings of Left-Leaning Faculty — Academic Freedom Is Not a Partisan Issue
Campus speech has become a cause célèbre on the Right, with pundits hammering away on the alleged excesses and intolerance of those they disparage as “social justice warriors” (or SJWs). As a resul…
A Senior White House Official Defines the Trump Doctrine: ‘We’re America, Bitch’
The president believes that the United States owes nothing to anyone—especially its allies.
One of my favorite movies of all time is Team America World Police. It may be useful for understanding American foreign policy today, as
HxA Open Mind Award Blog: Alice Dreger
Institutional pressure and potential career damage will intimidate most people into acquiescence. But not Alice Dreger, which is why we are awarding her the first-ever HxA Open Mind Award for Coura…
Our graduates should answer cynicism and insults with inquiry and reflection
A university president argues that education can counter a warped politics that disregards facts and incites hatred.
America needs great liberal arts colleges to prepare citizens for our polarized democracy.
, president of
, has been a strong and consistent voice for the value of viewpoint diversity in such colleges:
Enough already. Not all criticism of Israel is anti-Semitism.
The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act is well-intentioned but misguided.
I came out as a lesbian in high school, was told to kill myself. I would do it all over again.
'I was afraid of someone hating me or condemning me to a lifetime of unhappiness just based on one small fact about myself.'
HxA Open Mind Awards: Tenelle Porter and Karina Schumann
The work of Porter and Schumann provides further scholarly evidence of the value of viewpoint diversity, promoting a mindset of intellectual humility and, thereby, fostering a culture of open inqui…
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University Boardrooms Need Reform
As in corporate America in the 1980s, self-serving managers are putting institutions at risk.
Why corporate governance does not work as it should at universities: Trustees have conflicts of interest (their kids' admission chances), and little incentive to rock the boat when they see something they think is wrong:
Vote For Me! For Second Place, at Least?
Voters across Maine will test a sensible reform, known as ranked-choice voting, that could revolutionize how elections happen.
HxA Open Mind Award Winner: Lindsay Shepherd
Amidst the story of controversy that enveloped WLU, Shepherd did some deep soul searching. Many in her position would have resigned from the teaching assistant position, acquiescing or otherwise al…
HxA Open Mind Award Winner: University of Chicago
A number of colleges and universities are making inroads to strengthen viewpoint diversity on their campuses. Yet, no institution of higher learning has taken as many concrete and substantive steps…
Half Hour of Heterodoxy – John Inazu on Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference: Half Hour of Heterodoxy #26 – 24:07
John Inazu is professor of law and religion at Washington University in St. Louis. His scholarship focuses on the First Amendment freedoms—specifically speech, assembly, and religion. His first book is about freedom of assembly. His second book,...
HxA Open Mind Award Winner: Zach Wood
Zachary Wood has advocated for viewpoint diversity in front of students, senators, and everyday citizens. But before he got to Washington and the TED stage, Wood was a student at Williams College. …
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