Royal Irish Academy Discourse: ‘Academic Freedom – Threats Within and Without'


Friday, October 7, 2022, 7:00am


Virtual (see post)

As part of its Discourse Series, the Royal Irish Academy is honoured to host Professor Michael Ignatieff in conversation with Ben Tonra MRIA for ‘Academic Freedom – Threats Within and Without’ in Academy House and online this Friday, 7 October at 12 noon.

As former President and Rector of the Central European University in Budapest during the turbulent years 2016-2021, which saw the CEU’s expulsion from Hungary and re-establishment in Vienna, Professor Ignatieff is uniquely placed to lead this conversation on the importance of academic freedom and university autonomy in a functioning democracy. Ben Tonra MRIA is Professor of International Relations at University College Dublin's School of Politics and International Relations where he teaches, researches and publishes in European foreign, security and defence policy, Irish foreign, security and defence policy and International Relations theory.

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