SAR-Canada: Academic Freedom in a Volatile World

Posted December 8, 2016

Ottawa, ON: The Steering Committee of the Canadian Section of the Scholars at Risk Network (SAR) along with Gary Anandasangaree (MP, Scarborough Rouge Park), Peter Kent (MP, Thornhill), and Murray Rankin (MP, Victoria) will host a series of panel discussion on academic freedom at the Canadian Parliament and the University of Ottawa on December 8th, 2016. Media are invited to attend.

The session will begin with a dynamic panel conversation in the Canadian Parliament that will bring attention to the SAR Network and the struggle for academic freedom. The morning session in Parliament will be followed by attendance at Question Period in the House, and a public lecture at the University of Ottawa on the importance of academic freedom. In addition to the scholars currently being hosted by Canadian institutions, Dr. Homa Hoodfar and the Hon. Irwin Cotler will be joining as discussants and contributors on this day. In addition, Dr. Irv Epstein from the SAR Board of Directors will be in attendance.

Media are invited to attend the following sessions:

10:30am – 12:00pm | Panel in the Canadian Parliament
(RCR Building – 1 Wellington Street, Room C-180)

4:00pm – 5:30pm | Public Panel Discussion at the University of Ottawa
“Academic Freedom in a Volatile World”
(57 Louis-Pasteur, Fauteux Hall Room 147, 1st Floor)

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