Michael Ignatieff, Former President of Central European University, Discusses Academic Freedom with Student Activists from New College of Florida
In a conversation last Friday between Michael Ignatieff, rector emeritus and former president of Central European University (CEU), and Fatima Ismatulla and Josh Epstein, student leaders from New College of Florida representing student activist group D.E.F.Y. (Defending Educational Freedom for Youth), Ignatieff discussed the lessons learned from Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban’s assault on academic freedom in Hungary, including the expulsion of CEU from the country, and how they relate to the current government interference at New College from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. The event, “Academic Freedom in the Balance,” was cosponsored by the Open Society University Network’s Liberal Arts Collaborative, Central European University's Democracy Institute, Bard Center for Civic Engagement, and D.E.F.Y. The talk was moderated by Kyaw Moe Tun, head of the Open Society University Network’s Liberal Arts Collaborative based at Bard College and President of Parami University in Myanmar.
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- Academic Freedom in the Balance: A Conversation Between Michael Ignatieff, Former President of Central European University, and Student Activists from New College of Florida on Friday, March 10 via Livestream
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