Academic Freedom Space
- Wednesday 25 August 2021 - Saturday 28 August 2021
- Online after registration
The Academic Freedom Space (AFS) is a platform that seeks to create spaces in which to formulate theory and action in response to infringements on intellectual and academic expression.
It was first organised during ICAS11 (Leiden) as an initiative of concerned research fellows at IIAS and with the support of IIAS. Just as with ICAS11, this year’s ICAS12 Academic Freedom Space will be again open to all who are interested.
From 25 to 28 August, there are five online sessions to choose from, featuring invited speakers from or on different regions who will share their views and experiences to spark open audience discussions across transregional contexts.
Note for ICAS participants: If you are registered as an ICAS12 participant, you will have automatic access to these sessions via the conference platform. No further registration is needed.
We invite everyone else to join the discussion by registering for one or more of the sessions via the IIAS website,
22:00 – 22:45 p.m. Japan time (15:00-15:45 p.m. CEST)
22:45 – 23:45 p.m. Japan time (15:45-16:45 p.m. CEST)
Session 1 - State repression of freedom of thought
26 August 2021
21:00-22:00 p.m. Japan time (14:00-15:00 CEST)
Session 2 - The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on academic freedom
27 August 2021
21:00-22:00 p.m. Japan time; (14:00-15:00 p.m. CEST)
Session 3 - Implications of neoliberal-inspired policies for knowledge creation and education
16:00-17:00 p.m. Japan time (09:00-10:00 a.m. CEST)
Session 4 - The snowballing of precarities
17:15-18:15 p.m. Japan time (10:15-11:15 a.m. CEST)
Registration for non-participants in ICAS12
It is possible to register for each session separately via the webform provided at www.iias.asia/events/academic-freedom-space2021
Please note that registration is only required for those not participating in ICAS12. If you are registered as an ICAS12 participant, access to the AFS sessions is included in the ICAS programme. You will find the AFS programme on the ICAS12 conference website under 'special events'.
Please join us!