ROUNDTABLE: ACADEMIC CITIZENSHIP BEYOND BORDERS, 30 NOV. 2017


ROUNDTABLE: ACADEMIC CITIZENSHIP BEYOND BORDERS

While norms of what constitutes ‘academic citizenship’ are increasingly global, academic freedom is under acute threat due to censorship and persecution of academics by state and non-state actors in various locations around the world. This roundtable will focus on specific situations in Bangladesh, China, Turkey and Uganda, while considering what universities and academics outside these countries can/should do to respond, with a spotlight on initiatives at the University of Edinburgh.


Date: 30 November 2017
Time: 5:00-7:30pm, with reception afterwards
Location: David Hume Tower LG.11, George Square, Edinburgh

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PRINCIPAL SPEAKERS

CHINA: DR. TIM PRINGLE, SOAS, EDITOR OF THE CHINA QUARTERLY

BANGLADESH: DR. SHUCHI KARIM, UNIVERSITY OF DHAKA, VISITING SCHOLAR AT RADBOUD UNIVERSITY, NIJMEGEN

UGANDA: DR. ZOE MARKS, UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

TURKEY: DR. OLGA S. HÜNLER, UNIVERSITY OF BREMEN , FORMERLY AT IZMIR UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS