Event: Launch of the New University in Exile Consortium

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September 6, 2018
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
Political Science, Immigration & Migration History / Studies

We are living at a time when scholars around the world are under attack. Join us on September 6, 2018 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm to launch the New University in Exile Consortium, an initiative created by The New School to confront today’s surging threats to scholars around the world. The New UIE Consortium is a group of 11 like-minded colleges and universities, each of which is committed to hosting at least one endangered scholar. 

This event will feature distinguished speakers—witnesses to the dangers of authoritarian governments and wars around the world—in conversation on the protection of scholars and other refugees. It will also feature comments by some of the endangered scholars themselves who will be hosted at New UIE Consortium institutions.

Speakers include:

  • Kati Marton, Hungarian-American author and journalist; award-winning former NPR and ABC News correspondent; human rights activist

  • David Miliband, President and CEO, International Rescue Committee; former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom

  • (Moderator) T. Alexander Aleinikoff, University Professor, The New School; Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility

  • With remarks from Michael Ignatieff, President and Rector of Central European University; Canadian writer, teacher and former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada (*Michael Ignatieff is unable to be present at the event, but has kindly recorded a video that we will stream)

  • With comments by currently hosted endangered scholars from member institutions

*This event is free. Guests are encouraged to register.

Location: This event will take place at The Auditorium, 66 W. 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Contact Info: 

Alex Kisielewski, Manager, Center for Public Scholarship, The New School

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