Academic Freedom. Does it still matter?

Thursday, Oct 19 2017 10:00 am

Event Location Villa Decius Association, 28 Lipca 1943 Roku 17a, 30-233 Kraków, Poland
Co-sponsors Villa Decius Association
In Event Types: Conference

Scholars at Risk (SAR) is partnering with the Villa Decius Association to organize a conference on academic freedom, to be held in Krakow on 19-20 October. See the draft agenda for the conference HERE. The event will feature a keynote speech by Professor Terence Karran, panels on current challenges to academic freedom in Europe, and dialogues with at-risk scholars. On the second day of the proceedings, representatives from Polish universities are invited to a meeting with SAR’s European Director Sinead O’Gorman and the Chair of SAR Norway to learn more about how to get involved in SAR-related activities and to discuss forming a SAR Poland Section.

The conference will also include the 14th Awards Gala of the Polish Sérgio Vieira de Mello Prize granted in memory of the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

For more information or to register for the event, please email