Programme

Internationalisation and academic freedom

A joint seminar of ACA and IKY

Athens, 27 April 2018

 

 

 

Welcome dinner


26 April, 19:30 at Aegli Zappiou,

                   Vasilissis Olgas Avenue (tel.:+302103369300)

         

           27 April 2018


 

 

08.30

Registrations open

               Opening

09.00

Short welcome addresses

Kyriakos AthanasiouPresident of the Administrative Board of IKY and Emeritus Professor at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Ulrich Grothus, ACA President and Deputy Secretary General, DAAD

09.15

Introductory speech.

Academic freedom: A continuously contemporary topic

Kostas Gavroglu, Hellenic Minister of Education, Research and Religious Affairs

               Context

09.30

Opening keynote

Populism, anti-intellectualism and threats to the academic freedom and the life and well-being of academics

Sijbolt Noorda, President Magna Charta Observatory, former President of ACA, Amsterdam

10.15

Coffee break

               Internationalism, cosmopolitism, intellectualism and ‘elites’ at risk? 

10:45

Why the world is no longer flat

Allan Goodman, CEO of the Institute of International Education (IIE), NYC

11.25

Do populism, anti-intellectualism and authoritarian tendencies pose a threat to internationalisation in higher education? A panel discussion

Chair: Ulrich Grothus, see above

Panellists: 

Marijk van der Wende, Distinguished Professor for Higher Education, Utrecht University

Allan Goodman, see above

Dana Petrova, Director General, Centre for International Cooperation in Education (DZS), Prague

12.30

Cosmopolitanism, critical theory and academic freedom

Costas DouzinasProfessor of Law and Philosophy, Birkbeck, University of London and Founding Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities 

13.10

Lunch

14.30

Globalisation contested - internationalisation challenged

Marijk van der Wende, see above

15.10

Bio-ethics, a compass for the future. Its relationship to academic freedom and its role in the internationalisation of higher education

Ioannis Economidis, former Scientific Officer, EU Commission, Brussels

15.50

How shall national agencies as well as universities deal with ‘difficult countries’?

A panel discussion

Chair: Stefan Zotti, ACA Vice-president and Director General, Österreichischer Austauschdienst (OeAD), Vienna

Panellists:

Alenka Flander, Director General, CMEPIUS, Ljubljana

Olivier Tschopp, Director, Movetia, Solothurn, Switzerland

Christian Müller, Director Strategy, DAAD, Bonn

Katrin Kiisler, Head of Higher Education Section, Archimedes Foundation, Tallinn

16.50

Conclusions

Vincenzo Ribi, Deputy Head of International Relations, Swissuniversities, Bern

17.10

End of the seminar