The Freedom Project in the News
A round-up of recent media coverage highlighting Freedom Project faculty and fellows.
Mustafa Akyol, senior visting fellow with the Freedom Project, was interviewed by PRI's The World about his new book, The Islamic Jesus: How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of the Muslims.
WGBH Radio launched new higher-ed program, On Campus Radio, in which the pilot segment featured Wellesley professors and students weighing in on free speech on campuses.
Mustafa Akyol, a senior fellow of Wellesley’s Freedom Project, was interviewed by a BuzzFeed article on the diplomatic feud between The Netherlands and Turkey.
Tom Cushman, professor of sociology and director of the Freedom Project, penned a letter to the editor in the Washington Post about the use of the term "safe space,"writing that “people can enter into this sphere or not, and choose to express their views or not, or retreat to voluntary associations for aid and comfort.”
Thomas Cushman, professor of sociology at Wellesley, and director of the Freedom Project, penned a letter to the editor in the New York Times, in which he criticized Jochen Bittner's Op-Ed piece about Brexit. Cushman wrote that Bittner's piece "represented everything that was wrong with the rhetoric and strategy of the Remain camp, and illustrated why Leave gained so much momentum."
WGBH talked to Tom Cushman and Jonathan Imber, professors of sociology, on exposing students to new viewpoints.
Joshua McCabe, post-doctoral fellow in the sociology department at Wellesley, penned a letter to the editor in the New York Times, expressing mixed feelings about a piece by Jeff Madrick, entitled, "Handouts Are Often Better Than a Hand Up." McCabe wrote that, while he applauds Madrick's proposals to tackle child poverty, he said "they ignore fiscal reality by adding yet another new benefit on top of our current maze of programs." And he stated that children deserve more than what will only amount to a stopgap measure to curb poverty.