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World Science Day symposium: Academic Freedom in Troubled Times

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Academic freedom is shrinking as a part of the ongoing trend that includes the rise in populism and political oppression. Being a vital part of democracy, the ability of universities to pursue research questions freely must be defended. Some countries and research topics are currently hotspots, receiving more pressure than others. At the World Science Day symposium, we scrutinize and discuss the ongoing challenges to academic freedom.

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Program
Moderator: Sebastian Westenhoff, Professor in Biophysical Chemistry, University of Gothenburg, Young Academy of Sweden Member

15.15 Introduction
Mia Liinason, Professor of Gender Studies, University of Gothenburg, and Jonas Olofsson, Professor of Psychology, Stockholm University and Member of the Academies' Human Rights Committee, both members of the Young Academy of Sweden

Theme 1: Academic freedom in an international context

Development of democracy in the world and the role of academic freedom
Staffan I. Lindberg, Professor in Political Science at University of Gothenburg, and Director of the Varieties of Democracies Institute, V-Dem, Young Academy of Sweden Alumni

Political influences on research in Turkey and the role of solidarity networks
Alev Özkazanç, Researcher in Anti-gender movements and Gender violence at the University of Oxford, UK, and Angelika Sjöstedt Landén, Associate Professor in Gender Studies at Mid Sweden University in Östersund

16.15-16.35 Coffee break

Theme 2: Moving from the international to the national context ¿ supporting scholars at risk

Encountering threats to academic freedom: Gender studies in Sweden and Hungary/Central European University
David Brax, Senior Investigator at the National Secretariat for Gender Studies, University of Gothenburg, and Arne Jarrick, Professor of History, Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution, Stockholm University, Member of the Academies' Human Rights Committee

Scholars at Risk - activities at Swedish universities
Johanna Wiklund, International Administrative Officer, Stockholm University, and Karolina Catoni, International Administrative Officer at the International Centre, University of Gothenburg

Panel with all speakers

18.00 The end

Föreläsare: Mia Liinason, Professor of Gender Studies, University of Gothenburg, and Jonas Olofsson, Professor of Psychology, Stockholm University and Member of the Academies' Human Rights Committee, both members of the Young Academy of Sweden

Datum: 2019-11-06

Tid: 15:15 - 18:00

Kategorier: Forskning

Arrangör: The Academies Human Rights Committee, Varieties of Democracy Institute (V-Dem) and The Young Academy of Sweden

Plats: Dragonen, Sprängkullsgatan 19

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Kontaktperson: Mia Liinason

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