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Iowa in the World Community: Academic Freedom

Sep 1, 2021

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

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The 2021 Iowa in the World Community series seeks to expand the campus and broader public understanding about international human rights standards related to pressing challenges we face in the United States, the State of Iowa, at the university, and/or within our local community.

The Academic Freedom panel discussion will explore the scope and definition of academic freedom as a human rights concern, and engage with recent challenges to academic freedom on our campus, around the country and around the world. Attendees will be invited to submit questions during the webinar. 

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Teresa Marshall, Professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry at the University of Iowa and President of the University of Iowa’s Faculty Senate and Council
  • Dr. Chelsea Blackburn Cohen, Senior Program Officer for North America at the Scholars at Risk Network
  • Dr. Julie Schmid, Executive Director of the American Association of University Professors

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at

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