Academic freedom and human rights threatened

Tuesday, Sep 15 2015 4:00 am

Event Location University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Co-sponsors University of Helsinki
In Event Types: Speaker Series

Scholars at Risk discussions at the Think Corner Porthania touched upon the issues of academic freedom, artists’ freedom of expression and human rights from different perspectives.

In the first discussion event, threats towards, and restrictions to academic freedom and their connections with the status of human rights were discussed in the contexts of Iran and Finland, as well as globally.  An Iranian SAR scholar of gender studies and University of Helsinki faculty discussed  threats towards and restrictions to academic freedom and their connections with the status of human rights.

A video recording of the discussion is available here.