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Episode #44: After Action Report on SFFA v. Harvard with Dennis Saffran

Peter Wood

Just a few weeks ago, federal district judge Allison Burroughs issued a decision in Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard, ruling that Harvard was not guilty of racial discrimination and affirming the value of diversity in college admissions. Today's guest, Dennis Saffran, wrote our amicus brief last year supporting SFFA. Listen in as we discuss what the judge's ruling means for the future of racial preferences.

Episode #43: Lincoln on the Golf Course

Peter Wood

In this episode, Peter Wood is joined by NAS Board of Directors member Tom Klingenstein to discuss Abraham Lincoln, multiculturalism, the liberal arts, and "the golf shot heard round the academic world."

The Vote to Abolish Racial Discrimination in Washington State

Peter Wood

In this special episode, Peter Wood is joined by Linda Yang of Washington Asians for Equality, the leading organization in the fight against Referendum 88. 

Episode #42: From Myanmar with Love

Peter Wood

In this episode, I’m joined by Craig Klafter, a legal historian, Rector Emeritus of the American University of Myanmar, international scholar, and fellow alumnus of John Silber’s administration at Boston University.

Episode #41: Amy Wax and Academic Courage

Peter Wood

When academic freedom isn't enough courage becomes necessary. In this episode, Peter W. Wood is joined by Penn Law Professor Amy Wax.