Robert George and Cornel West never let a spirited political disagreement get in the way of their deep friendship and mutual reverence for learning and open debate. West, a liberal philosophy professor at
Harvard University, and George, a conservative legal scholar at Princeton, make an impassioned case for free speech, liberal arts education and truth. The SPA Political Theory Institute will welcome West and
George to talk about the importance of free speech and demonstrate the way to disagree with respect, civility, and a bit of humor too. This event is supported in part by the Institute for Humane Studies.