Professor Klocek lost his job at DePaul University in Chicago without any due process after he argued with several students about issues in the Middle East at a student activities fair. Klocek’s case has since received support worldwide and is considered one of the most egregious violations of academic freedom rights of a faculty member in any institution of higher learning. Klock is suing DePaul University for his reinstatement and an an apology.
This blog is meant to server as both an informational base and a forum on both Tom Klocek and the larger issues of free speech and academic freedom, both in the classroom and the greater university, but also to the public-at-larger. It is through open and honest dialogue we can hope to achieve a better tolerance and understanding of both the civil liberties and civil rights of all.