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Academic Freedom Day at UNC-Chapel Hill

November 8, 2018 - November 9, 2018

Join academics from UNC-CH and other institutions and centers for talks and panels on academic freedom. Please access the Facebook event page for updates and parking information.


Thursday, November 8

5:30-7:00pm | Academic Freedom Under Attack: How Do We Respond?

Joan W. Scott (Prof. Emerita, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)

Friday, November 9

9:30-10:30am | As Goes the Law School…So Goes the Campus

Gene R. Nichol, School of Law (UNC CH); Erika K. Wilson, School of Law (UNC-CH); Mark Dorosin, Julius L. Chambers Center for Civil Rights

10:45-11:45am | Freedom for Fixed Term Faculty?

Elyse Crystall, English & Comparative Literature (UNC-CH); Sandy C. Smith Nonini, Anthropology (UNC-CH); Sarah A. Birken, Health Policy and Management (UNC-CH)

11:45am-12:30pm | Lunch

Lunch is free; please RSVP to

12:45-1:45pm | Threats to Academic Freedom from Inside and Out

Sherryl Kleinman, Sociology (UNC-CH); Michael Behrent, History (Appalachian State University)

2:00-3:00pm | The Campus Origins of Today’s Radical Right & the Crisis of Democracy

Nancy MacLean, History (Duke)

3:15-4:30pm | Going Forward: Re-launching an AAUP Chapter at UNC, Chapel Hill

Discussion led by Erik Gellman (History, UNC-CH); Jay Smith (History, UNC-CH)
Academic Freedom Day at UNC-CH is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Conference of the American Association of University Professors; Institute for the Arts & Humanities; Departments of Anthropology, Romance Studies, Religious Studies, Communication, Women’s and Gender Studies, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Classics, English and Comparative Literature, Psychology and Neuroscience, Environmental Sciences and Engineering; Program in Latina/o Studies; Social and Economic Justice Minor; Working Group in Feminism and History; Center for European Studies; School of Media and Journalism; School of Global Public Health

Access a PDF of the flyer.

Flyer with graphic of mortar board, abbreviated schedule of Academic Freedom Day and list of co-sponsors


November 8, 2018
November 9, 2018


UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall
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