How does academic freedom change society for good? | Ryan Stowers

November 9th, 2019

Big Think

Even the most controversial research conducted by scholars can impact cultures and drive progress. - Academic freedom is, at the same time, absolutely critical and underappreciated. - This protection drives innovation and progress, but do we take it for granted? Scholars' ability to conduct controversial research impacts culture and society in a positive way. The opinions expressed in this video do not necessarily reflect the views of the Charles Koch Foundation, which encourages the expression of diverse viewpoints within a culture of civil discourse and mutual respect. Give yourself the gift of knowledge — subscribe to Big Think Edge: If you're interested in licensing this or any other Big Think clip for commercial or private use, contact our licensing partner Executive Interviews: Read more at Follow Big Think here: YouTube: Facebook: Twitter: