Public.Crisis.Academia – Lessons on Repres­sion from Turk­ish Universities


Time: 16:00 – 18:00

Loca­tion: Uni­ver­si­ty of Bremen

Addi­tion­al event info: Chairs: Nurhak Polat and Ulrike Flad­er (Uni­ver­si­ty of Bremen)

The cur­rent repres­sion towards aca­d­e­mics com­pels us to revis­it the rela­tion between acad­e­mia and a demo­c­ra­t­ic pub­lic in the light of its cur­rent ero­sion by author­i­tar­i­an gov­ern­ments. Ask­ing how we can grasp aca­d­e­m­ic free­dom in terms of rights and respon­si­bil­i­ties for the future of democ­ra­cy, the event will explore lessons that can be learnt from the Turk­ish case and con­tribute to a broad­er diag­no­sis of the sit­u­a­tion of acad­e­mia beyond this spe­cif­ic cri­sis. Draw­ing on the find­ings of their recent study on aca­d­e­m­ic free­dom in Turk­ish uni­ver­si­ties, İnan Özdemir Taş­tan and Aydın Ördek from the School of Human Rights, Ankara/​Turkey, will dis­cuss the extent of the repres­sion and its implications.

This event is joint­ly orga­nized by the Inter­na­tion­al Office, the Depart­ment of Anthro­pol­o­gy and Cul­tur­al Research, the Research Group Soft Author­i­tar­i­anisms, and Worlds of Con­tra­dic­tion, all Uni­ver­si­ty of Bre­men. It is part of the lec­ture series “Pol­i­tics of Repres­sion – Strate­gies and Resis­tances in Schol­ar­ship” orga­nized in coop­er­a­tion with the Leib­niz Uni­ver­si­ty Han­nover, Carl von Ossi­et­zky Uni­ver­si­ty of Old­en­burg, the Leuphana Uni­ver­si­ty Lüneb­urg and the Georg-August-Uni­ver­si­ty Göt­tin­gen, and sup­port­ed by the net­work ‘Schol­ars at Risk´.

No reg­is­tra­tion required. 

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Webi­nar-ID: 913 2131 3524

Pass­code: 196314


Natasha Deasy