Academic Freedom in the Age of Trump
Friday, February 24 at 3:15pm to 4:15am
Strickler Hall, 102 2010 S. Avery Court Walk , Louisville, Kentucky, 40208
Lecture by Joerg Tiede, Senior Program Officer in the Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Governance at the American Association of University Professors.
"Academic Freedom in the Age of Trump"
The 2016 election has exacerbated a political climate that was already inimical to academic freedom. We have recently seen legislative and gubernatorial attacks on individual faculty members, course offerings, governing boards, the institution of tenure, and, generally, the institutional autonomy of colleges and universities. Websites such as Professor Watchlist are monitoring activities of faculty members and denouncing departures from what they view as acceptable. These activities have led to targeted harassment of faculty members. This presentation provides an overview of the concept of academic freedom, recent attacks on academic freedom, and how you can defend academic freedom.