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Shrinking academic freedom – World Science Day for Peace and Development symposium
The symposium will focus on Europe and among the speakers are: Andrea Petö (Professor in Gender Studies at the Central European University in Budapest), Professor Astrid Söderbergh-Widding (Vice-Chancellor at Stockholm University) and Professor Staffan I. Lindberg (Director of the Varieties of Democracy Institute, V-Dem, in Gothenburg, Young Academy of Sweden Member).

Moderator: Helena Lindholm (Professor in Social Sciences at Gothenburg University and Chair of the Expert Group for Aid Studies, EBA, a Government committee).

Venue: Bankhallen, Regeringskansliet, Stockholm.

Light lunch served from 12:00

Opens in October.

The human right to participate in and benefit from science is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Building on this the 2017 UNESCO Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers further states that academic freedom lies at the very heart of the scientific process, and provides the strongest guarantee of accuracy and objectivity of scientific results. Today when the academic freedom is challenged in some countries and disciplines, it is urgent to highlight and discuss how researchers, universities, academies and governments may support fellow researchers and guard the academic freedom globally.
Organizer: Young Academy of Sweden
Organizer: Swedish National Commission for UNESCO
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09.11.2018 13:00-15:00
Stockholm, Sweden