How Do States Suppress Academic Freedom? with Robert Quinn & Mirza S. Bég

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Edited by Malavika VN

Across the world, governments often clamp down on academia and academic institutions. Sometimes in subtle ways, like restrictions on setting up new institutions, or sometimes through overt violence as well, this suppression of academic freedom takes many forms.

But why do states want to do this in the first place? What do they have to gain? What are some laws that have come about in India that suppress academic freedom? What can we do to preserve this freedom? In conversation with The Bastion’s Sourya Reddy, Robert Quinn (Executive Director at Scholars at Risk) and Mirza S. Beg (Kofi Annan WHT Scholar, University of Oxford) shed light on these questions.


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