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Center for Comparative Literature and Society Hosts Academic Freedom Colloquium

While the boundaries of academic freedom are being hotly debated across the country, Gayatri Spivak, Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, and the Center for Comparative Literature and Society recently held a colloquium on the subject. Among the topics addressed were how the notion of academic freedom has changed over the course of United States history; the challenges universities face balancing funding needs with safeguarding academic freedom; and contemporary strategies of censorship of academia.

Morning Panel

Moderator
Jewelnel Davis

Jewelnel Davis, University Chaplain, Columbia University

Real Video (2:51)
Introduction
Gayatri Spivak

Gayatri Spivak, Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University

Real Video (2:39)
Speaker
Alan Brinkley

Alan Brinkley, Provost, Columbia University

Real Video (17:19)
Speaker
Geoffrey Stone

Geoffrey Stone, Professor and Former Provost, University of Chicago

Real Video (21:48)
Speaker
Arthur Eisenberg

Arthur Eisenberg, Legal Director, New York Civil Liberties Union

Real Video (16:53)

Afternoon Panel

Moderator
Kendall Thomas

Kendall Thomas, Nash Professor of Law; Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Law & Culture, Columbia University

Real Video (1:21)
Speaker
Mary Burgan

Mary Burgan, General Secretary, American Association of University Professors

Real Video (16:27)
Introduction
Kendall Thomas Real Video (1:32)
Speaker
Juan Cole

Juan Cole, Professor of Modern Middle East and South Asian History, University of Michigan

Real Video (28:03)
Introduction Kendall Thomas Real Video (1:32)
Speaker
Romila Thapar

Romila Thapar, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Indian History at Nehru University, New Delhi

Real Video (31:58)

Production Number: 293
Shot: Apr 26, 2004
Published: Jun 24, 2004
Last modified:Mar 24, 2005