Dr. Atlas will speak on the tragedy of the SARS2 pandemic and the need to restore trust in the country’s vital institutions. The management of this pandemic has left a stain on many of America’s once noble institutions, including our elite universities, research institutes and journals, and public health agencies. Among the most damaged has been the harm to the essential functioning of science, research, and debate.
Mission of the Academy for Science and Freedom
To combat the recent and widespread abuses of individual and academic freedom made in the name of science, Hillsdale College’s Academy for Science and Freedom will educate the American people about the free exchange of scientific ideas and the proper relationship between freedom and science in the pursuit of truth. Led by national and international scholars, its work will also serve to educate policymakers and the general public about important discoveries and ideas that might otherwise be ignored by scientific journals and corporate media. Through strategic alliances among scientific scholars and organizations, Hillsdale’s Academy for Science and Freedom will be a platform for free, reasoned, and civil discourse in scientific research and issues of public health and provide educational opportunities for citizens in general.