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Academic Freedom in Times of Illiberal Assaults on Democracy

Monday, September 19, 2022, 4:30 pm – Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 4:00 pm

Co-organized by Central European University, Vienna // The New Institute, Hamburg // CEU Democracy Institute, Budapest

The university – as a site of critical thinking, knowledge production and knowledge transfer – is a popular target of illiberal attacks in all democracies today. This conference explores the shape and shades of academic freedom across the globe in times of illiberal assaults on democracy. Scholars and practitioners, who have been at the forefront of defining and defending the elusive freedom, are invited to share their experiences and exchange ideas.