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USA: Continuing threats to academic freedom

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Sunday 23 October 2016, by siawi3

Source: The New School, NY

Endangered scholars worldwide

Continuing threats to academic freedom

Friday, November 18th, 6 - 8pm

ON NOVEMBER 18th, we will present a panel discussion on the state of free inquiry and threats to free expression in universities in China, Syria, Iran and Turkey. In the wake of the failed coup in Istanbul and the unprecedented purge of academics at Turkish universities, and during the ongoing civil war in Syria, and deepening questions about academic freedom in Iran and China, our panel will discuss the past, present and future of free inquiry and its risks in these countries.

The panel features a Chinese philosopher and current University in Exile Scholar in Residence at The New School; a Syrian computer scientist and former University in Exile Scholar in Residence; an Iranian social scientist and urban planner imprisoned in Iran for 8 months, and only recently allowed to return to the US; and a Turkish law professor spending this year in the sociology department at The New School for Social Research.

The event is free and open to the public. Be part of the conversation today!

Register now!

Friday November 18th
6:00 - 8:00 PM
The New School University Center U L104
63 5th Avenue NY, NY 10011

CONTACT US

The New School for Social Research, Center for Public Scholarship
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