Jon Shields comes to Michigan

This last Thursday our YAL chapter at the University of Michigan brought Professor Jon Shields, an associate professor at Claremont McKenna College, to speak about political diversity in higher education.

Professor Shields made the case that in higher education (especially in economics, philosophy, and political science) it is essential for there to be a wide range of thought among the professors in order for a student to be fully informed and knowledgeable. From his recent research he showed that currently conservatives and libertarians are severely underrepresented and gave us suggestions on how we, as students, could bring about that change.

The talk gained us three additional names to add to our chapter emailing list and created a thoughtful discussion that went past the original event time.  

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