Academic Freedom : Challenges and Opportunities

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In an increasingly globalized world, how should we protect academic freedom? McGill has no statement or policy on academic freedom. What might be the components of such a statement? What are the benefits and risks of such a statement? Traditionally understood to be the right of individual faculty members to determine the trajectory of their research without interference, academic freedom has been subject to a variety of interpretations.


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27/09/2012 17:00Pre-Conference LecturePericles LewisAcademic Freedom Abroad: Establishing a Liberal Arts College in Singapore
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28/09/2012 12:30Words of Welcome  Words of Welcome from McGill University: Nathalie Cooke, Associate Provost and Professor of English; Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal, Vice-Chancellor, and Professor of Medicine and; Anthony C. Masi, Provost and Professor of Sociology.
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28/09/2012 12:45Key considerations for discussion of academic freedomCary Nelson"What are key considerations for a discussion of academic freedom?" by Cary Nelson, Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Moderated by Jonathan Sterne, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, McGill University.
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28/09/2012 13:45Panel 1VariousPanelists: Nathalie Des Rosiers, General Counsel, Canadian Civil Liberties Association; Rush G. Miller, Director of the University Library System and Professor of Information Science, University of Pittsburgh; Michael Hawes, CEO, Fulbright Canada; and Vilma Páez, Professor of Foreign Languages, University of Holguin. Moderated by Robert Leckey, Professor of Law, McGill University.
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28/09/2012 15:00Panel 2VariousPanelists include: David Wright, Professor of History, McGill University; James Archibald, Director, Translation and Written Communication, School of Continuing Studies, McGill University; Annette Majnemer, Professor, Director, and Associate Dean, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy, McGill University; and Brendan Gillon, Profesor of Linguistics, McGill University and VP-External, MAUT. Moderated by Laura Gonnerman, Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill University.
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28/09/2012 16:15Breakout SessionVariousDiscussion on "What do you consider to be the primary elements of academic freedom for McGill?". Moderated by Jim Fyles, Professor and Chair of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University, with Bettina Kemme, Associate Professor of Computer Science, McGill University.
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28/09/2012 18:00Closing RemarksAnthony C. MasiClosing Remarks
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