Deutsches Haus at NYU and Scholars at Risk Network present a conversation between HRK President, Peter-Andre Alt, Robert Quinn, Executive Director of the Scholar Risk Network at NYU, and moderated by Hadas Aron, a faculty fellow at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at NYU.
Peter-André Alt has been President of the German Rectorsʼ Conference (Hochschulrektorenkonferenz/HRK) since August 2018. He studied German language and literature, political science, history, and philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin. Alt has been a full professor of modern German literature since 1995, first at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (1995 - 2002), then at the University of Würzburg (2002 - 2005), and since 2005 at Freie Universität Berlin. Having held the position of Dean of the Department of Philosophy and Humanities for two years, he has been the President of Freie Universität Berlin for two terms (2010 - 2018).
Hadas Aron is a faculty fellow at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at NYU. Aron completed her PhD at Columbia University, and was a Post-Doctoral fellow at the School of Political Science in Tel Aviv University. Her research and teaching focus on populism, nationalism, international security, and social and ethnic cleavages. Her regional concentration is on Eastern Europe, the United States and Israel. Dr. Aron's book project, An Ethno-Nation Deeply Divided- The Center Periphery Cleavage and the Rise of Right Wing Populism in East Central Europe, explains variations in populism and its transformative effect on political systems. Based on interviews and extensive archival work her research shows how failure to integrate deep center-periphery cleavages created two separate national groups within the same ethno-nation. In such cases, radical nationalist leaders could mobilize support against mainstream politicians by presenting the mainstream elite as betraying the “true” nation.
Robert Quinn is the founding Executive Director of the Scholars at Risk Network, an independent not-for-profit corporation based at New York University, and host of the Free to Think podcast. Mr. Quinn formerly served as a member of the Council of the Magna Charta Observatory, based in Bologna, Italy; Executive Director of the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund; on the Steering Committee of the Network for Education and Academic Rights (NEAR), based in London, UK; a member of the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; a member of the Scientific Committee of Pax Academica, an online journal on academic freedom in Africa published by CODESRIA from Dakar, Senegal; a fellow with the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows Program in Washington, DC. He received an A.B. cum laude from Princeton in 1988, a J.D. cum laude from Fordham in 1994, and an honorary doctorate from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2010.
Location & Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm on Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Where does your event take place (applies for physic and virtual places)?
In-person at Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003
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