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Academic Freedom, Free Expression and China's Quest for World-Class Universities

Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

University Center, Starr Foundation Hall 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Hosted by The New School's Endangered Scholars Worldwide, in collaboration with Scholars at Risk and University of New Orleans Press, we present an evening with endangered scholars.

We'll be examining the struggles scholars in China face in the pursuit of academic freedom and scholarly knowledge, and what that means for the future of academia in and outside of China.


Teng Biao, Chinese human rights lawyer and visiting scholar at NYU Law School

Jewher Ilham, author and activist for her imprisoned father Ilham Tohti

Carl Minzner, Professor of Law, Fordham School of Law


This panel will be moderated by Jerome Cohen, Faculty Director of US-Asia Law Institute at NYU School of Law.

Sponsored by the Center for Public Scholarship at The New School.


Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Center for Public Scholarship


Education and Learning


Education, Schools and Universities




Free; reservations required at the Eventbrite link in the top right corner

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By Train:
The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q and L to 14th St./Union Square.
The A, C and E to 14th St. and 8th Ave.
The 1, 2 and 3 to 14th St. and 7th Ave.
The F and M to 14th St. and 6th Ave.
PATH train to 14th St. and 6th Ave.

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