Podcast: Nicholas Dirks
Listen to the Podcast from the October 2 event
During his tenure as chancellor at University of California, Berkeley, Nicholas Dirks navigated some of the current most challenging free speech controversies in our country. In one of the most telling episodes, a February 2017 speech by the right wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was shut down amid a riot by left wing “antifa” protesters. In this podcast from our October 2 event at Santa Clara University, Dirks reflects on those challenges, on the ideological challenges to a liberal norm of free speech, and on the threat to universities posed by these contemporary disputes.