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Continuing Threats to Academic Freedom: Endangered Scholars Worldwide

Friday, November 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Room UL104, University Center, U L104 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

The Center for Public Scholarship and Endangered Scholars Worldwide present a panel discussion on the state of free inquiry and threats to free expression in universities in China, Syria, 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 China, this 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 computer scientist from Syria and former University in Exile Scholar in Residence, now at Montclair State University; a social scientist and urban planner imprisoned in Iran for 8 months, and only recently allowed to return to the US; and a scholar from Turkey currently teaching at Pratt Institute.

Join us after the panel for a wine and cheese reception in the Events Cafe just outside the lecture hall.


This event is part of the Nth Degree Series: Creative Minds Creating Change. For more information, visit the series website.



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