05/05/2022 – The Life Stories of Exiled Scholars: Perils and Powers of Academic Freedom Today

Join the New School on May 5, 2022 for the fourth conference organised by the scholar members of the New University in Exile Consortium. The New University in Exile Consortium brings together and supports scholars who have been subjected to blatant constraints and repressions on their academic freedoms in a variety of authoritarian and populist regimes. At the webinar, you will hear threatened, exiled scholars tell their personal stories and offer a systematic analysis of the means of oppression and of resistance to the current limitations on academic liberty globally.

Free and Open to the Public; Register for Zoom link. 

More Information: The Consortium is an expanding group of 50 colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, the Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Each institutional member is committed to hosting at least one exiled scholar every year and these exiled hosted scholars constitute our scholar cohort. We work with them individually and together to try and lessen the profound sense of dislocation which exiled scholars suffer and which adversely impacts their intellectual and personal lives. In the past year, the Consortium has expanded its mission to include finding placements for threatened Afghan and Ukrainian academics, students, and artists at Consortium member institutions.

Established in September 2018, the Consortium follows in the tradition of The New School’s original University in Exile created by The New Schools first President, Alvin Johnson, in 1933. It became the home of rescued, largely Jewish endangered scholars from Germany and France. Today, members of the New University in Exile Consortium are hosting more than 70 exiled scholars from 20 countries.

Registered attendees will receive the zoom link via email. For more information, click here.