A Roadmap for Campus Free Expression


Two core principles of higher education—academic freedom and free expression—are undergoing a period of great stress.  But now a new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC suggests a way forward.  Crafted by an impressive taskforce of academic leaders, the report demonstrates that an inclusive campus culture need not come at the expense of viewpoint diversity and free expression.  Join us for a conversation about the roadmap for preserving academic freedom and free expression on college campuses nationwide.

Baylor in Washington was thrilled to co-host this conversation on February 9th, 2022 with the Bipartisan Policy Center's Campus Free Expression Project, along with cosponsorship from our partners at the Chautauqua InstitutionHeterodox AcademyAcademic Freedom Alliance, Institute for Humane Studies, and the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.


The Hon. Chris Gregoire is CEO of Challenge Seattle, an alliance of CEOs from 17 of the region’s largest private-sector employers who work together to ensure that the greater Seattle area thrives. She served two terms as Governor of the State of Washington from 2005 to 2013. In Ms. Gregoire’s first term she created the Department of Early Learning, among other higher education reforms. Prior to her governorship, Ms. Gregoire directed the state’s Department of Ecology and served as Attorney General. She is a member and former chair of the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center and a member of the National Bipartisan Governor’s Council. Ms. Gregoire served on BPC’s Governors’ Council and BPC’s Task Force on Higher Education Financing and Student Outcomes. She earned her BA and teaching certificate from the University of Washington and her JD from Gonzaga University. She is a graduate of the Harvard Executive Management Program.

Rev. Dr. John A. Nunes is an author, speaker, and Lutheran pastor, serving since 2016 as the ninth president of Concordia College- New York, a small Christian college with a diverse and global student body. Previously, Dr. Nunes served as the President and CEO of Lutheran World Relief, as a professor at Valparaiso University, and as an inner-city pastor in Dallas, Texas and Detroit, Michigan. With Alberto García he co-authored Wittenberg Meets the World: Reimagining the Reformation from the Margins (Eerdmans, 2017). His newest volume, Meant for More: In, With, and Under the Ordinary, released in October 2020. Dr. Nunes earned his BA from Concordia University-Ann Arbor, his MDiv from Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, and his PhD from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

Dr. Linda A. Livingstone is the fifteenth President of Baylor University and previously served as Dean and Professor of Management at the George Washington University School of and at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. Dr. Livingstone is a scholar in organizational behavior, leadership, creativity, and university accreditation. She has been extensively published and cited in dozens of academic and professional outlets. She also serves on a number of governing boards, including the boards of the American Council on Education, Baylor College of Medicine, and the AGB Council of Presidents. In addition, she serves as Vice Chair of the Big XII Board of Directors Executive Committee. Dr. Livingstone earned her BS, MA, and PhD from Oklahoma State University.

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Dr. David Corey is the Director of Baylor in Washington and  a professor of Political Science focusing on political philosophy in the Honors Program at Baylor University.  He is also an affiliated member of the departments of Philosophy and Political Science. He is the author of two books, The Just War Tradition (with J. Daryl Charles) (2012) and The Sophists in Plato’s Dialogues (2015).  

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