Free Inquiry at Risk: Endangered Scholars Panel
Endangered Scholars Worldwide event
October 30, 2008
This keynote panel of endangered scholars from Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Belarus, and China was part of the 18th Social Research conference, "Free Inquiry at Risk", the 75th anniversary of the University in Exile.
This conference examined the role of free inquiry and academic freedom in higher education institutions around the world and addressed the maintenance and protection of these core values.
The University in Exile was established in 1933 by Alvin Johnson, the first president of The New School, as a haven for scholars fleeing Nazi persecution in Germany. The University in Exile became the Graduate Faculty of The New School for Social Research, which gave birth to our journal, Social Research.