Continuing Threats to Academic Freedom: Endangered Scholars Worldwide

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November 18, 2016
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
Arabic History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies, Political History / Studies

The Center for Public Scholarship and Endangered Scholars Worldwide 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, 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 academic from George Mason University. Join us Friday. November 18th at 6 PM and be part of the conversation.

A wine and cheese reception will follow in the Events Café.

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