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Concerned about the “divisive issues” bill and other legislation? Afraid you may get sued for doing your job—and that UT might not support you, despite reassurances to the contrary? Join the UTK Chapter of the AAUP for a conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Thursday, March 31st, 4 pm (zoom link below). There will also be a member of the national AAUP present (Stephanie Lamore, Government Relations Specialist) to speak and answer questions about the role of the AAUP in addressing these issues and helping faculty members.  

Register in advance for this meeting: 

Dr. Sachs (Department of Politics, Acadia University, Nova Scotia), a specialist on free speech issues, will be giving us an overview of the national situation with a particular focus on Tennessee. He is an analyst for PEN America and was recently featured on NPR’s Fresh Air in a discussion about bills being introduced across the U.S. aimed at limiting what schools can teach with regard to race, American history, politics, sexual orientation, and gender identity; see For more on Dr. Sachs, including his editorials on campus free speech in the Washington Post, see

Questions? Contact Mary McAlpin (  

Topic: Jeffrey Sachs 

Time: Mar 31, 2022, 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)