SAR-Sverige: Webbinarium om akademisk frihet

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SAR-Sverige anordnar en serie webbinarier om aspekter av akademisk frihet i ett globalt perspektiv.

18 jun 2024
15:30 - 16:30
Webinariet är på engelska
Sista anmälningsdag
13 juni 2024

Claudia Tazreiter, Linköpings universitet
Amy Kapit, Scholars at Risk
Madochée Bozier, Scholars at Risk

In 2020, the UN General Assembly received a report on academic freedom from the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. Based on the report, a working group has consulted widely and has drafted Nine Principles for Implementing the Right of Academic Freedom. These principles are now released to guide the protection of academic freedom. Discussion of the principles and their application is also important in raising awareness of academic freedom for open societies and in order for democracy to flourish.  

SAR-Sweden organises a series of three webinars to discuss these principles and how they can be used to further the protection and enjoyment of the right of academic freedom. We will discuss what opportunities and challenges these principles pose for Swedish universities and also open the discussion to consider the global context of academic freedom.  

The first webinar will be held on the 18th of June.

This webinar will include an introduction to the principles, an update from SAR advocacy and protection teams on the situation in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, and time for questions and discussion.  



The Principles for Implementing the Right of Academic Freedom

Claudia Tazreiter, professor, Linköping University, and EAC representative for Sweden 

Update on trends in incidents regarding Israel/Palestine, applications from the region, and experience of travel out of Gaza.
Amy Kapit and Madochée Bozier, SAR

Questions and discussion