In collaboration with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics will be running a series of panel discussions at UK universities throughout the 2009/2010 academic year. These will focus on the important role of academics and academic freedom in society and the specific problems faced by academics in trying to carry out their work under repressive conditions.
15th April, 5-6.30pm – Academic Freedom in the 21st Century
Lawyer Mark Stephens, Chair of UEL Governors and trustee of Index of Censorship will chair a panel discussion by three academic refugees from Cameroon, Iraq and Rwanda covering the personal threats and difficulties they faced as academics.
The event will be held at the University of East London, East Building, G08
To RSVP to any CARA/BIS Academic Freedom Discussion please email [email protected]