Does social responsibility mean limiting academic freedom?
- Does social responsibility mean limiting academic freedom?
- Speaker: Rob Ellam # University of Glasgow; Speaker: Michelle Brown # University of Edinburgh
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- Date and Time
- 6th Feb 2015 13:00 - 6th Feb 2015 14:30
- Chrystal Macmillan Building, Seminar rooms 1 and 2
This lunchtime Ethics Forum session examines the demands that a commitment to social responsibility implies for educational institutions, and how these demands might conflict with widely supported principles of academic freedom.
The University is committed to creating a socially responsible environment for research and learning, but could this threaten academic freedom? Are there some topics that a socially responsible university should not research? Should research funding be scrutinised using the standards of sustainability and social responsibility?
Short talks from a panel of speakers will be followed by a Q&A/discussion session. All are welcome to attend and take part in discussion.