SAR’s Academic Freedom Monitoring Project investigates and reports attacks on higher education with the aim of raising awareness, generating advocacy, and increasing protection for scholars, students, and academic communities. Learn more.

Date of Incident: July 19, 2022

Attack Types: Other

Institution(s):University of Buenos Aires

Region & Country:Americas | Argentina

New or Ongoing:New Incident

On July 19, 2022, a group of student protesters at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) prevented economist and politician Ricardo López Murphy from entering the campus space where he had been scheduled to give a lecture. The event was instead held at a different venue on campus.

Scholars at Risk is concerned about physical intervention intended to prevent an on-campus lecture. While activists have the right to freely assemble and express themselves on campus, they must do so responsibly and consistently with academic freedom and related values. Attempts to censor academic expression erode academic freedom and harm democratic society generally.