Science professor whose talk was cancelled by MIT over diversity views takes Princeton speech offer

In the wake of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology canceling a planned guest lecture by a University of Chicago associate professor of geophysical science, Princeton University's James Madison Program in American Ideals & Institutions has stepped in to pick up the invite.

Professor Dorian Abbot's planned lecture on climate and the potential for life on other planet was canceled by the school because of comments he has had made about diversity, equity and inclusion. 

The Princeton event is scheduled for Thursday, the same day as the canceled MIT event.

Abbot has made the case that introducing and subsequently mandating diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts in collegiate departments and beyond was introducing bias as opposed to eliminating it. 
Princeton by Joe Shlabotnik is licensed under flickr Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

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