Endangered Scholars Panel

February 7, 2008

Endangered Scholars Worldwide event

February 7, 2008

 

First in a series, and in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the University in Exile, The New School for Social Research hosted a discussion on the plight of endangered scholars around the world. Panelists included scholars who have faced imprisonment, have been forced into exile from their home countries in order to escape persecution, or were denied a visa to speak in the U.S. 

 

Introductory Remarks:
Michael Schober, Dean, The New School

Henry H. Arnhold, Board of Trustees, The New School

Henry G. Jarecki, Chairman of the Board, Scholar Rescue Fund, Board of Trustees, Institute for International Education

Arien Mack, Alfred and Monette Marrow Professor of Psychology; Editor, Social Research: An International Quarterly; Director, Center for Public Scholarship


Panelists: 
Akbar Ganji, Investigative Journalist, Professor and Writer (Iran) 

Mehrangiz Kar, Attorney, Writer and Activist; Visiting Scholar, Wellesley College (Iran) 

Berhanu Nega, International Scholar in Residence, Economics, Bucknell University; Mayor-elect of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) 
Donny George Youkhanna, Former Director General of the National Museum in Baghdad; Former Chairman of the State Board of Antiquities and Heritage; Former President, Iraq State Board of Antiquities and Heritage; Visiting Professor, Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University (Iraq) 
Adam Habib via videoconference, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research, Innovation and Advancement, University of Johannesburg; Executive Director, Democracy & Governance research programme, Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa; Denied entry into the United States (South Africa) 

 

Moderator: Samantha Power, Anna Lindh Professor of Practice and Global Leadership and Public Policy, Carr Center for Human Rights, Harvard University

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