Monday, March 2, 2009

Lecture on academic freedom at 2 p.m. Monday March 9, 2009, at UA student union

Human Rights & Universities: Defending Academic Freedom by Saving Scholarsat Risk

a presentation by

Robert Quinn, SAR Director

New York University

Monday, March 9th 2 PM
Multicultural Center, Student Union
Around the world today, scholars are attacked because of their words, their ideas and their place in society. Those seeking power and control work to limit access to information and new ideas by targeting scholars, restricting academic freedom and repressing research, publication, teaching and learning. The Scholars at Risk Network (SAR) is an international network of universities and colleges responding to these attacks. SAR promotes academic freedom and defends the human rights of scholars and their communities worldwide.

Robert Quinn is the founding Director of the Scholars at Risk Network, and the former founding Executive Director of the Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund. Mr. Quinn is an adjunct professor of law at Fordham Law School teaching courses in international human rights and US legal systems. Mr. Quinn received his A.B. cum laude from Princeton in 1988, and his J.D. cum laude from Fordham in 1994

This presentation is sponsored by the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Foreign Languages, and the Omni Center for Peace.

Luis Fernando Restrepo
Professor of Latin American Studies
Department of Foreign Languages
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701 /(479) 575 2951

Dick Bennett

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