Repression and Solidarity in Global Academia

07.07.20 | Zoom | 18:00-20:00

The Department of Anthropology and Cultural Research, the interdisciplinary research platform Worlds of Contradiction (WoC) and the Research Group on Soft Authoritarianisms at University Bremen cordially invite you to a public panel discussion on Repression and Solidarity in Global Academia. The event is part of the current lecture series on Solidarity and will take place as a Zoom-Event on 7th July, 18:00-20:00 CET.

With the recent rise of authoritarianism and right-wing populism in various countries in Europe and beyond, we are witnessing a severe attack on academic freedom. Increasing anti-intellectual sentiments and systematic repression of academics and their institutions constitute a serious threat to the freedom of critical science. Drawing on the experience and views of the speakers who engage in matters of academic freedom and solidarity particularly in Turkey, Hungary and Germany, we want to discuss the conditions for freedom of thought, research and expression, and how the global academic community can and ought to respond to this crisis. This also includes the more general question of what freedom of sciences entails, and how this topic connects to broader struggles around democracy.

Panel Discussants
Dr. Olga Selin Hünler (Fellow at Academy in Exile, Berlin)
Dr. Egemen Özbek (Academy in Exile, KWI, Essen)
Prof. Dr. Judit Takács (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Fellow at Academy in Exile, Duisburg-Essen)

With introductory words by Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Feichtner (Vice-President International and Diversity, University of Bremen)

Dr. Ulrike Flader (Institute of Anthropology and Cultural Research; Research Group Soft Authoritarianisms University of Bremen)

The event will be held in English. Registration is required to attend. Please, email ifekprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de to register. The Zoom-Link will be sent to you shortly before the meetings starts.