PERSPECTIVES: Why Universities Should Not Take Sides in War

Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renée Belfer professor of international relations at Harvard University. Writing in Foreign, Professor Walt writes, “Once universities start down this road, they risk having their prestige captured by the highest bidders or the loudest voices, and their leaders will face relentless hounding from those who disagree with whatever stance they may decide to take.” Read Walt’s full commentary here, including reference to “the Kalven Report, the product of a (University of Chicago) faculty committee chaired by law professor Harry Kalven Jr. Written in 1967, a time when college campuses were divided on Vietnam, the civil rights movement, and other contentious issues.”

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