Arbitrary Detention and Academic Freedom: Broader Themes and the Case of Cihan Erdal

Arbitrary Detention and Academic Freedom: Broader Themes and the Case of Cihan Erdal

March 29, 2021 at 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Location:Online via Zoom
Audience:Carleton CommunityCurrent StudentsStaff and Faculty
Contact Email:soc-anthro@carleton.ca

The detention of Carleton Sociology PhD student Cihan Erdal (along with dozens of others) on September 25, 2020 in Istanbul as he was starting to carry out his doctoral research in his home country has focused attention for many on the extensive use of arbitrary detention in Turkey and around the world and its use to muzzle academic inquiry.

This seminar brings 5 speakers to focus both on the broader context of arbitrary detention and its threat to academic freedom and the specific case of Cihan Erdal, who is going to trial on April 26th for reposting two public (and legal) posts on his Facebook page more than 5 years ago.

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