Academic freedom is under siege, as our universities become the sites of increasingly fraught battles over freedom of speech. This collection uses the controversies surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to explore the limits placed on academic freedom. It looks at how the neoliberalisation of higher education has shaped the current climate, and how academics and their universities should respond to these new threats.
Bringing together new and established scholars from Palestine and the wider Middle East as well as the US and Europe, Enforcing Silence shows us how we can and must defend our universities as places for critical thinking and free expression.
Yara Harawi, University of Exeter and Senior Analyst at Al-Shabaka
Arianne Shahvisi, Brighton and Sussex Medical School
John Reynolds, Maynooth University
Chair: Conor McCarthy, Maynooth University
Hosted by Academics for Palestine and the TCD Mphil in Race, Ethnicity and Conflict
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