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Dr. Dorian Abbot

Associate Professor of Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago
June 20, 2023

Professor Abbot was the focus of a highly publicized cancellation in October 2021 when MIT administrators canceled his scheduled presentation of the prestigious Carlson Lecture. A group of students and faculty objected to his talk on Twitter because of his prior public statements opposing current diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in higher education, instead advocating for a paradigm emphasizing merit, fairness, and equality. ACTA proudly honored Abbot as a Hero of Intellectual Freedom in the spring of 2022.


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