International Conference

Research and Human Rights

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Drammensveien 78
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Research and Human Rights

In the world today, academic freedom is under threat in several countries. The respect for fundamental human rights - including the rights to freedom of expression, association and movement - is essential to the ability to conduct scholarly research without interference or manipulation and to protect not only the integrity of the research but also the security of the researcher. In order to demonstrate this point, the conference will focus on situations in which academic freedom is under attack. It will also highlight the importance of incorporating a human rights perspective into academic research, in order to enhance research results and enable more responsible solutions to pressing societal challenges.


Organizer: Professor Jakob Lothe, Professor in English Literature at the University of Oslo and Leader of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters' Committee for Human Rights.

Speakers: Ayse Erzan, Homa Hoodfar, Rebecca Everly, Odin Lysaker, Geir Ulfstein, Cathrine Moe Thorleifsson, Cassandra Falke, Anton Weiss-Wendt, Nigel Biggar, Helle Porsdam, Petra Gyonyi, Arne Johan Vetlesen. 

The conference is open to all, but registration is required.

Please register by filling in the form below.

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