February 20, 4:00-6:00pm, Library Lecture Room

Panelists addressed the question of whether USA-style freedom of speech is a viable model for countries such as China, Iran, and Turkey. Related topics included the challenges posed by the rise of (electoral) authoritarianism around the world. Do Western norms of free speech and academic freedom enable or slow down the dismantlement of the establishment of democratic regimes at a global scale? How can these norms be operationalized to promote rather than obstruct freedom as a universal value? This event was co-sponsored by the Provost’s Office and the New University In Exile Consortium.

Event held by Wellesley College. Read more about it here.