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Educational Freedom in India

May 16, 2017 - 15:15

Triple mini-lectures and roundtable on the status of academic and educational freedom in India

Self-censorship, accusations of being anti-national, of defamation, campus battles, textbook bans — these are keywords that are increasingly characteristic of newsreports on the state of academic freedom in India.

At the same time India has regular and free elections, a free press and a very active new media, and a legal system that tends to uphold individual citizenship rights vis-à-vis mob accusations.

To achieve a better understanding of what is happening to academic freedom in the world’s largest democracy and soon the world’s most populous country and a very significant economy, we will have an afternoon discussion and debate with

  • Professor Ravinder Kaur, University of Copenhagen ‘The Nation Wants to Know’: Media, Freedoms, Politics
  • Dr. Moumita Sen, University of Oslo In the name of nationalism: the university as battleground
  • Dr. Lars Tore Flåten, Norwegian Institute of Defence Studies The Hindu nation in Historical Narratives

More information here.

Educational Freedom in India

Details

Date:
May 16, 2017
Time:
15:15

Venue

Georg Sverdrups hus (the library building), Undervisningsrom 2.
Moltke Moes vei 39
Oslo, Norway
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Website:
https://www.uio.no/om/finn-fram/omrader/blindern/bl27/