Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Perspectives on Academic Freedom

April 25 @ 10:15 am 5:30 pm

Sugata Bose, Harvard University
William Kirby, Harvard University
Jayati Ghosh, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Zeynep Kadirbeyoglu, Brandeis University
Sidney Chalhoub, Harvard University
Joan Scott, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Durba Mitra, Harvard University
Beshara Doumani, Brown University
Brian Connolly, University of South Florida

In 2019, alarmed by attacks on academic freedom happening simultaneously in several parts of the world (Brazil, India, Turkey, and the USA, among others), a group of faculty in the History Department decided to organize a year-long seminar series to discuss the role of academics in an age of advancing authoritarianism. The pandemic derailed our plans. The crises of the past few months have given us a new sense of urgency. How can the university remain a place of unfettered critical inquiry and expression when its mission is overtly challenged by corporate and governing interests? 

Registration and a complete agenda available at: https://history.fas.harvard.edu/event/perspectives-academic-freedom
Open to members of the Harvard community only. Please bring your Harvard ID for check in. 


April 25
10:15 am – 5:30 pm
Event Category:


Department of History


CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010)

1730 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Subscribe to the Events Newsletter

Be the first to know about upcoming events.