Ethics Forum: Should universities restrict civil disobedience and student activism?

Title
Ethics Forum: Should universities restrict civil disobedience and student activism?
Speaker(s)
Speaker: Prof Oliver Marchart # University of Vienna; Introduced by: Dr Mathias Thaler # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: TBA # TBC; Speaker: TBA # TBC
Hosted by
Introduced by
Date and Time
18th Nov 2016 14:00 - 18th Nov 2016 15:30
Location
Lecture Theatre 2, 7 Bristo Square
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/jwi/knowledge_exchange/events/2016_2017/ethics_forum_should_universities_restrict_civil_disobedience_and_student_activism

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Universities are often a central place for student activism. In recent years, the University of Edinburgh has seen occupations, campaigns, and actions that have put students in confrontation with University management. Across the UK, there have been cases of students being arrested, prosecuted, and suspended for disobedience and activism on their campuses. How tolerant should universities be towards student activism and disobedience? What role does protest serve in higher education institutions?

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