A group of academics have launched a campaign calling for Victoria University of Wellington to adopt the University of Chicago's statement on free speech. The campaign is being led by VUW's Associate Dean of Education, Dr Michael Johnston.
Dr Johnston sat down with Patrick on the Free Speech Coalition's podcast to discuss the campaign and how educational institutions do their students a disservice by trying to 'protect' them from controversial or offensive ideas or speakers.
You can listen to the podcast interview by searching "Free Speech Coalition" via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your chosen podcast app. To listen online click here.
The Chicago principles are available here.
A copy of Dr Johnston's letter is below.