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´.
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