Please join us for an open forum on NYU, the UAE, & Academic Freedom. NYU and NYUAD faculty & administrators will discuss the following questions, and others as well:
What are the implications, for faculty, students and staff at NYUAD, of the fact that the UAE government has grown increasingly repressive in recent years? To what extent has this had a chilling effect on NYUAD, & how does it affect the vision and reality of the GNU? What policies & procedures are in place to protect academic freedom and the ability of faculty, at NYUAD & elsewhere in the GNU, to do their work as teachers & researchers just as they would in New York – as the Sexton & Hamilton administrations repeatedly promised would be the case? What safe and responsive avenues exist for faculty & students to register potential violations of academic freedom? What should NYU’s response be when academic freedom is threatened or violated anywhere in the GNU? What is NYU’s responsibility to speak up about violations of academic freedom & human rights in the UAE, where it has such a significant presence? More broadly, to what extent are liberal institutions of higher education operating under authoritarian regimes likely to be able to fulfill their educational mission and uphold the principles of academic freedom?
*As of 11/29 this forum is co-sponsored by:
Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Center for Media, Culture and History. Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Department of Anthropology, FAS. Department of Cinema Studies, Tisch. Department of English, FAS. Department of History, FAS. Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, Steinhardt. Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, FAS. Department of Performance Studies, Tisch. Department of Religious Studies, FAS. Department of Russian and Slavic Studies, FAS. Department of Spanish and Portuguese, FAS. Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, FAS. Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. Iranian Studies Initiative. NYU Metro Center, Steinhardt. Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative at NYU. Silsila: Center for Material Histories. Urban Democracy Lab, Gallatin.