The German Consulate General Recommends:
Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a moderated panel discussion on “Educational Policy and Academic Freedom” among Dr. Moaath Alrajab, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Systems at the State University of New York Farmingdale and an alumnus of the Scholar Rescue Fund of the Institute of International Education; Dr. Mariët Westermann, Executive Vice President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Dr. George Rupp, Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Columbia's Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Affairs, and former President of Columbia University; and Dr. Steven Sokol, President of the American Council on Germany.
“The State(s) We're In: A New Age of Transatlantic Relations – Educational Policy and Academic Freedom” will coincide with Deutsches Haus at NYU's annual ceremony celebrating the 2018 Volkmar and Margret Sander Prize, which will be awarded to the German American academic, psychiatrist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Dr. Henry Jarecki, for his extraordinary contributions to scholar rescue and providing sanctuary for endangered scholars.
About the panel:
Around the world, scholars have long been persecuted, detained, tortured, and harassed. In this panel we will examine why academic freedom matters to everyone (not just academics), why it is an essential element of functioning democracies worldwide, and why it is crucial to protect the voices and ideas of scholars from around the globe.
This discussion is part of “The State(s) We're In: A New Age of Transatlantic Relations,” a series of six talks presented by Deutsches Haus at NYU that addresses an array of important topics that are currently intensely debated in both Germany and the United States, and are of political and sociopolitical relevance in both countries: threats to democracy; economic inequality and populism; migration and art; civil society and political engagement; climate change and activism; and educational policy and academic freedom.
Events at Deutsches Haus are free of charge. If you would like to attend this event, please send us an email to email@example.com. Space at Deutsches Haus is limited; please arrive ten minutes prior to the event.
Location and time:
Deutsches Haus at NYU
42 Washington Mews, New York City
November 12, 2018, 7:00 pm
For more information and to register visit: Education NYU