In Defense of Academic Freedom

October 12, 2007

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Tariq Ali

Recent tenure denials at DePaul University and evidence of outside interference with academic selection have prompted leading scholars across the nation to speak out in defense of academic freedom.

The panel will feature:
TARIQ ALI (Chair) - Editor of Verso Books and New Left Review
AKEEL BILGRAMI - Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy and Director of The Heyman Center, Columbia University
NOAM CHOMSKY - Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NEVE GORDON - Professor, Department of Politics and Government, Ben-Gurion University
TONY JUDT - University Professor and Director of the Remarque Institute, New York University
JOHN J. MEARSHEIMER - R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago

(c) 2007 The University of Chicago.  Recorded as a part of The World Beyond the Headlines series, a collaborative project of the Center for International Studies, the International House Global Voices Program, and the Seminary Co-op Bookstores. The series aims to bring scholars and journalists together to consider major international issues and how they are covered in the media.
 
Recorded Friday, October 12, 2007 at University of Chicago.