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Take Action: Protect the University of Wisconsin

A series of actions taken by Governor Scott Walker, the Wisconsin state legislature, and the University of Wisconsin system board of regents over the past few years represent a concerted attack on the university as a public good. 162 more words

Academic Freedom

When does Prevent prevent freedom of speech?

The piece first appeared in Research Professional online forum, 19th September 2017. 

Earlier this year I was expecting to deliver a talk to a UCU meeting called to oppose the University of Warwick management’s proposal to reform Statute 24. 1,319 more words

HE Policy

Listen to a liberal Muslim--Ani Zonneveld

October 21, 20l7

Listen to Ani Zonneveld–She puts Malaysian Mullahs to shame

Ani was born a Malaysian. Her Dad was an Ambassador  who I knew well as he has served under  our First Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman and like me, he was from Kedah Darul Aman. 25 more words

Human Rights

China: Zero Tolerance for Academic Freedom, not unlike Malaysia

October 18, 2017

China: Zero Tolerance for Academic Freedom, not unlike Malaysia

Translated from the French by Alice Heathwood for Fast for Word.

Universities will be closely scrutinised, professors will be evaluated and the Party will punish those lacking… 1,115 more words


Academic freedom then and now

From a young age, I’ve believed in American ideals of freedom and democracy, as I understood them.   But my political thinking crystallized when I was a student at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1952-1956 and took part in controversies about academic freedom then. 1,123 more words

Civil Liberties

One Faculty, One Resistance

After last November’s election, we expressed our concern about unique threats posed by the new administration to core institutions of our democracy and to academic freedom. 261 more words