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Scholars at Risk – Ireland and ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, organise the online conference “Academic freedom and intellectual dissent” on 8 June, from 15.00 to 20.00 CEST.

This conference 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.

Some topics on the programme include:

  • 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

Registrations are free and open to anyone interested.

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