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Italy Speaker Series

SAR-Italy launches its first speaker series in the Fall 2020. This cycle of seminars aims at promoting knowledge about present violations of academic freedom and at advocating for the rights of higher education members in pursuing research, teaching and education. This first edition will be online and will feature four scholars who have been involved in protection programs within Italian universities. They will discuss the situation of academic freedom in specific contexts as well as present their current research activities. The introductory roundtable and the individual seminars are open to all members of universities, public institutions, and national/international organizations.

The working language will be English.

FRIDAY 25th SEPTEMBER, 17.00 – 19.00
Debating Academic Freedom and Human Rights in Times of Crisis
Inaugural Round Table
Guest speakers:
ASLI VATANSEVER | Humbolt University-Berlin and University of Padova
SAR-Scholar from Africa
ALBERT SCHRAM | University of Maryland Global Campus – Europe
DELAL AYDIN | Scuola Normale Superiore
Speeches by:
MAURIZIO TIRA | CRUI Delegate for International Affairs and Rector of the University of Brescia
ELENA CATTANEO | Senate of the Republic
STEFANIA PUCCIARELLI | President of the Senate of the Republic Commission for Human Rights
Chair: ESTER GALLO | SAR-Italy co-coordinator and University of Trento 

THURSDAY 15th OCTOBER, 17.00 – 18.30
Guest speaker:
ASLI VATANSEVER | Humboldt University Berlin and University of Padova
Book launch - At the Margins of Academia (Brill, 2020)
MAGDALENA KMAK | Abo Akademi University - Finland
CLAUDIA PADOVANI | SAR-Italy co-coordinator and University of Padova

FRIDAY 6th NOVEMBER, 17.00 – 18.30
Guest Speaker:
SAR-Scholar from Africa
Title - The Biomedical and the Relational Model of the body, the Meaning of Illness, and Quality of Care: A Comparative Analysis.
SEVGI DOĞAN | Scuola Normale Superiore
ROBERTA ALTIN, University of Trieste

FRIDAY 11th DECEMBER, 17.00 – 18.30
Guest Speaker:
ALBERT SCHRAM | University of Maryland Global Campus - Europe
Title - China and the West: institutional autonomy, academic freedom, and students movements in the Pacifc
ISOLDE QUADRANTI | University of Verona
LORENZO BOSI | Scuola Normale Superiore