How Far Left to Go? The Quest for Viewpoint Diversity in American Higher Education

January 27, 2017
Omni Hotel 500 California Street San Francisco, CA 94104

Pacific Research Institute presents a SF Luncheon, Presentation and Panel Discussion


Presenter, Co-Author “Passing on the Right: Conservative Professors in the Progressive Universities”:

  • Dr. Jon Shields, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Claremont McKenna College B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph.D., University of Virginia


Dean Pete Peterson

  • Pepperdine University School of Public Policy, Senior Fellow at the Davenport Institute

Panelists include following SF Bay Area Professors:

  • Professor Michael W. McConnell
    Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution
  • Professor Russell Berman
    Walter A Haas Professor in the Humanities Professor of Comparative Literature and German Studies at Stanford University, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution
  • Dean Henry Brady
    Goldman School of Public Policy, Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of California Berkeley
  • Professor David W. Brady
    Bowen H and Janice Arthur McCoy Professor of Political Science in the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution

Join us for a presentation and panel discussion about political partisanship in American higher education with introductory remarks from Dr. Jon Shields from his new book, Passing on the Right: Conservative Professors in the Progressive University (Oxford University Press).

To say that academia is politically progressive is a generally accepted fact of American life. But exactly how stark is this political culture in the academy, and what might it mean for what we know about the world around us – particularly from social science research?

In his new groundbreaking book, coauthored with Dr. Joshua Dunn, Dr. Jon Shields examines these issues through over 150 interviews with mostly conservative professors at universities around the country. He finds many professors who relish their uniqueness in the workplace, while others having to hide their political views…at least until they reach tenure.

FRIDAY, January 27, 2017



Omni Hotel
500 California Street (at Montgomery)
San Francisco, CA 94104

Luncheon Cost: $60.00 per person
SAFFS Luncheon Cost: $30.00 per person

For more information, please contact Laura Dannerbeck at [email protected]
or call (415) 955-6110

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