Harvard defends Swamy’s right to freedom of speech

published on August 2, 2011

Statement released by Harvard spokesman, Jeff A. Neal on Sunday

“As an institution of research and teaching, we are dedicated to the proposition that all people, regardless of color or creed, deserve equal opportunities, equal respect, and equal protection. Recent writings by Dr. Swamy therefore are distressing to many members of our community, and understandably so,” the statement said. However, it added: “It is central to the mission of a university to protect free speech, including that of Dr. Swamy and of those who disagree with him. We are ultimately stronger as a university when we maintain our commitment to the most basic freedoms that enable the robust exchange of ideas.”

Full report here
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/08/01/harvard_faces_questions_about_a_prominent_instructor_from_india

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