Always a Zero-sum Game?

Exploring Tensions Between Academic Freedom and Anti-oppression Principles
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 1:00 pm to Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 6:00 pm
Location
Off-campus address: 
Dunton Tower 2017, Carleton University
Contact information
Contact person: 
Anna Bogic
Email: 
jcws@carleton.ca
Phone: 
613-520-2600
Extension: 
6644
Registration
Registration required: 
Yes
Cost to attend: 
Free of charge
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Organized by Dr. Ummni Khan, the Joint Chair in Women's Studies (Carleton University and University of Ottawa), this one and a half day symposium aims to create open and respectful dialogue about the tensions -- real or perceived -- between academic freedom and anti-oppression principles. Using concrete examples when these two principles have clashed at Canadian universities, stakeholders with divergent viewpoints will discuss the incident, analyze the broader political implications, and develop strategies for how to better respond when such conflicts arise in the future.

Monday, Sept. 24

1:00 pm Introduction by Dr. Ummni Khan
1:15 pm Opening Session: Academic Freedom and Equity Working Group Panel
2:30 pm Break
3:00 pm Academic Freedom and Campus Events. Case Study: Events Criticizing Israeli State Actions
4:30 pm Closing Remarks

Tuesday, Sept. 25

9:00 am Academic Freedom in the Classroom. Case Study: Addressing Sexual Violence in the Classroom and Accommodation for Survivors
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Indigenous Perspectives on Academic Freedom and Accountability
12:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Non-Academic Publishing. Case Study: Resignation of Andrew Potter Due to His Article in Maclean’s
2:45 pm Break
3:15 pm Peer-Reviewed Articles Perceived as Promoting Epistemic Violence. Case Study: Article on Transracialism in Hypatia
4:45 pm Break
5:00 pm Closing Discussion with the Audience
6:00 pm End