Project: Building viewpoint diversity visibility in Australian universities

This month I began work on a new engagement project funded by the Heterodox Academy. In the coming weeks and months I'll be speaking with - and working with - higher education scholars and stakeholders on how to make viewpoint diversity more visible on Australian university campuses. On many questions, scholars will always differ on…

Peter Ridd, the High Court and academic freedom

Last month's High Court ruling on Peter Ridd versus James Cook University concludes a third deep dive by judges into a Kafka-Down-Under policy maze about academic freedom and its lawful limits. Should sharp, dismissive criticism of other scholars' research be sanctioned as misconduct, if university managers find it uncollegial or disrespectful? In this case, complaints…