Michael S. Roth: “Safe” Spaces?

Campus speech and our values.

Michael S. Roth is the 16th president of Wesleyan University. A professor, author and curator, Roth’s scholarly interests center on how people make sense of the past. His most recent book is Safe Enough Spaces: A Pragmatist’s Approach to Inclusion, Free Speech and Political Correctness on College Campuses (2019), published by Yale University Press. Among his many notable books, Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters, (2014) won the Frederic W. Ness Book Award given annually by the Association of American Colleges & Universities to the book that best illuminates the goals and practices of a contemporary liberal education. He regularly publishes essays, book reviews, and commentaries in the national media and scholarly journals.

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