Kennesaw State’s “Marketplace of Ideas” to feature talk on consequences of political correctness

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Author and scholar Peter Wood to speak at University’s third ideas forum KENNESAW, Ga. (Sept…

Georgia (Sep 29, 2015)Author and scholar Peter Wood to speak at University’s third ideas forum

KENNESAW, Ga. (Sept. 29, 2015) — Peter Wood, author and president of the National Association of Scholars, will deliver the third in a series of “Marketplace of Ideas” public lectures at Kennesaw State University on Thursday, Oct. 8.


Wood’s talk, titled “Microaggression and Angry America: The Consequences of Political Correctness,”continues the “Marketplace of Ideas” series, which Kennesaw State launched in 2013 to present guest speakers and discussions on a wide range of issues. His remarks will be followed by questions and answers from the audience. The public is invited, and admission is free. The forum is hosted by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and funded in part by the Kennesaw State University 50th Anniversary Committee and the Charles Koch Foundation.


Peter Wood, an anthropologist, former professor and academic administrator, is the author of “A Bee in the Mouth: Anger in America Now” and “Diversity: The Invention of a Concept,” which won the Caldwell Award for Leadership in Higher Education from the John Locke Foundation.

In 2009, Wood was appointed president of the National Association of Scholars, where he formerly served as executive director. He was a tenured professor, associate provost and chief of staff to the president at Boston University, and provost of The King’s College in New York City.

Wood holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Rochester, a master’s degree in library science from Rutgers University and an undergraduate degree from Haverford College. He has published several hundred articles in print and online journals, such as Partisan Review and National Review Online, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.


Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, 8 p.m.


Social Sciences Building, Room 1021, 402 Bartow Avenue, NW, Kennesaw, Ga. 30144


Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering nearly 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive university with more than 33,000 students from over 130 countries. In January 2015, Kennesaw State and Southern Polytechnic State University consolidated to create one of the 50 largest public universities in the country.


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