Freedom, Open Inquiry and the Academy
About the speakers
Helen Pluckrose is a liberal, secular humanist writer and cultural commentator, She is the editor-in-chief of Areo Magazine, a broadly liberal humanist digital magazine that focuses on current affairs, politics, culture, science and art and the founder of Counterweight, an organisation that helps individuals resist the imposition of Critical Social Justice on their workplace, university or children’s school. She is co-author, with James Lindsay, of the bestselling book, Cynical Theories.
Ilana Redstone is a professor of sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the founder of Diverse Perspectives Consulting. She is a co-author of the book, “Unassailable Ideas: How Unwritten Rules and Social Media Shape Discourse in American Higher Education” and the creator of the “Beyond Bigots and Snowflakes” video series. More information about all of Ilana’s work is available at diverseperspectivesconsulti
Cited Works (In order of reference)
- DeAngelo, Robin. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Boston. Beacon Press. 2018.
- Pinker, Steven. The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature. London. Allen Lane. 2002.