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Lecture “Global Perspectives on Academic Freedom” (livestream)

Jun 06, 2018 | 06:15 PM
2018: Lecture Series

2018: Lecture Series

With a lecture series to mark the 70th anniversary of Freie Universität Berlin its founding principles – Iustitia, Veritas, Libertas – will be discussed. The lecture about “Global Perspectives on Academic Freedom” will be available via livestream at 6:15 p.m. (CET):



Title: “Global Perspectives on Academic Freedom”

Speaker: Sari Hanafi (American University of Beirut), Amit Prakash (Jawarharlal Nehru University), Joanna Williams (Kent University)

Moderation: Marianne Braig (Freie Universität Berlin)

Abstract: The concept of academic freedom is closely intertwined with the emergence of what we consider the “modern university.” So is academic freedom an invention of the West? This session will focus on how the invaluable good of academic freedom has historically evolved in Europe, the Middle East, and India and how universities may assert their autonomy even under difficult political conditions.

Time & Location

Jun 06, 2018 | 06:15 PM

Hörsaal 1a
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin
Livestream: www.fu-berlin.de/sites/70jahre/video/index.html