Endangered Scholars Worldwide: Continuing Threats to Academic Freedom

Friday, Nov 18 2016 11:00 pm

Event End Time 2016-10-22 00:00
Event Location The New School Center for Public Scholarship, New York
Co-sponsors The New School
Contact cps@newschool.edu
In Event Types: Panel

The New School Center for Public Scholarship will present a panel discussion on the state of free inquiry and threats to free expression in universities in China, Syria, Iran and Turkey.

The panel will discuss the past, present, and future of free inquiry and its risks in these countries. It will feature a Chinese philosopher and current University in Exile Scholar in Residence at The New School; a Syrian computer scientist and former University in Exile Scholar in Residence; an Iranian social scientist and urban planner imprisoned in Iran for 8 months, and only recently allowed to return to the US; and a Turkish law professor spending this year in the sociology department at The New School for Social Research.

This panel discussion is free and open to the public.