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Rights & The Humanities: Critique, Scholarly Authority, and Academic Freedom

Join us for the Human Rights and the Humanities Lecture (Webinar) that is a collaboration of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI) and the Duke Human Rights Center at FHI (DHRC@FHI).

Theme: The enormous changes that have overtaken universities in the last fifty years have undermined the ability of academic freedom to protect free expression. Prof. Scott will raise questions about whether notions of consensus are still possible or if academic freedom has become  a synonym for the individual right of free speech.
Joan Scott is professor emerita in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. The author of the now classic Gender and the Politics of History, her most recent books are Knowledge, Power, and Academic Freedom and On the Judgment of History.

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Date: March 22, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm ET


March 22
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm




Franklin Humanities Institute
Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute