Conference: Academic Freedom and Intellectual Dissent

When: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 – 14:00 to 19:00
Where: online

This conference by Scholars at Risk Ireland and All European Academics (ALLEA) will focus on the importance of intellectual dissent and academic freedom to democratic societies in a Western, particularly European, context. The speakers and the panel will discuss the scope and the limits of academic freedom in the context of political populism, neoliberalism, and the exigencies of the post-Covid social and educational landscape.

Address by Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland
Keynote by Noam Chomsky

Topics to be discussed include but are not limited to

Academic freedom in relation to other core academic values, e.g. openness, trustworthiness, research integrity, and social responsibility
The scope and limits of intellectual dissent and academic freedom
Ways of strengthening academic freedom in a changing university funding landscape
The impact of social media on academic freedom
Lessons from a global pandemic

For registration, program and speakers list click here.

The event is finished.


Jun 08 2021


2:00 pm - 7:00 pm