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Ayaan Hirsi Ali Brandeis

Commencement Speakers, Academic Freedom and the Pursuit of Excellence

Dr. Diana E. Sheets | Posted 07.19.2014 | Education
Dr. Diana E. Sheets

Intellectual growth necessitates becoming exposed to differing ideas and world views -- even if they threaten our core values and beliefs. To do less is to relinquish academic freedom in favor of social conformity.

Milking the Marathon: Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Brandeis Speech

Setareh Sabety | Posted 06.11.2014 | Religion
Setareh Sabety

As a woman who fled Iran because she did not want to be forced into the hijab or banned from travel by her husband, I understand Ayaan Hirsi Ali on a deep and visceral level -- until I read her op-ed in The Wall Street Journal.

Jason Linkins

Brandeis University's Decision To Cancel Ayaan Hirsi Ali Appearance Has Done Liberals No Favors | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Yesterday, it suddenly became very important to focus our attention on the upcoming commencement ceremony at Brandeis University -- which is ordinaril...