symposium: Always a Zero-sum Game?

Exploring Tensions Between Academic Freedom and Anti-oppression Principles
Monday 24 September 2018 à 13 h 00 to Tuesday 25 September 2018 à 18 h 00
Off-campus address: 
Dunton Tower 2017, Carleton University
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Contact person: 
Anna Bogic
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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 Israel
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: Maclean’s and the Resignation of Andrew Potter
2:45 pm Break
3:15 pm Peer-Reviewed Articles Perceived as Promoting Epistemic Violence. Case Study: Hypatia
4:45 pm Break
5:00 pm Closing Discussion with the Audience
6:00 pm End