Speaking Out: Academic Freedom in the 21st century

A panel discussion focused on the importance of academic freedom and problems faced by academics when trying to carry out their work in repressive conditions. Speakers included a Thai academic and author who in 2009 fled to the UK after being charged under lese-majeste laws, which forbid criticism of the King, and an Iraqi visiting academic at the LSE under the Scholars at Risk (SAR) scheme.

Chair Mr Tom Porteous, Director of Human Rights Watch UK


Photo of Tom Porteous, credit: Foreign and Commonwealth Office