Are Universities Too Liberal?

Joseph Chan, Jennifer Frey, Cornel West

From the Spring 2023 Speaker Series: Reimagining the University. Other events in this series.

Joseph Chan

Joseph Chan is Distinguished Research Fellow at Academia Sinica, Taiwan. He taught in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong for three decades and is the author of Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times (2014).

Jennifer Frey

Jennifer Frey is currently an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina. She is the co-editor of the book Self-Transcendence and Virtue: Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology.

Cornel West

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He is author of Race Matters (1994), Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism (2004), and Black Prophetic Fire (2014).


Shahrzad Sabet

Shahrzad Sabet is Co-Director of the Center on Modernity in Transition (COMIT) and a Fellow at New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge. Her current book project, which spans a variety of disciplines, makes the case for a reimagined universalism that reconciles the oneness and the diversity of humankind.

Benjamin Schewel

Benjamin Schewel is Co-Director of the Center on Modernity in Transition (COMIT). He is author of Seven Ways of Looking at Religion (2017) and is currently working on a second book, Encountering the Axial Age, both from Yale University Press.

Spring 2023 Speaker Series

Reimagining the University

This series explores the historical foundations, contemporary patterns, and possible transformations of the modern research university. Co-sponsored by New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge and Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought.
Other events in this series