Date/Time: 26 August 2022, 14:30-15:15
Democracy, human rights and liberal values such as academic freedom are under increasing pressure, also in what has long been considered consolidated democracies. In these circumstances, universities worldwide are challenged to rethink our teaching and our democratic obligations. How can we enable students to learn in ways that not only give them knowledge about liberal democracy and its underpinnings, but that render them engaged, critical, and with useful resources for defending, reassessing, and enhancing democratic values? And how do we balance an orientation towards defence of liberal-democratic values, with critical openness to other epistemologies and lines of democratic thought.