The Coalition for Academic Freedom in the Americas (the Coalition), chaired by the University of Monterrey, Scholars at Risk, and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) at the University of Ottawa, fosters the promotion, protection, and respect for academic freedom, with the goal of developing relevant human rights standards that serve to protect higher education spaces, to identify best practices, and to strengthen democratic principles in the Americas.
In our first regional conference, in November 2022 in Monterrey, Mexico, we focused the discussion on the Inter-American Principles and threats to/pressures on academic freedom in various countries within the Americas.
For the second regional conference, we will focus on the promotion, protection and implementation of academic freedom and university autonomy in the Americas. The second conference will take place on 9-10 November 2023 at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná-PUCPR in Curitiba, Brazil. This conference will be hybrid, combining in person and virtual presentations.
This call for papers seeks contributions that highlight challenges and opportunities in protection, advocacy, litigation and best practices in academic freedom and university autonomy. Deadline for applications is June 30, 2023.