27 November 2015
Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC asks, where do we draw the line on restricting academic freedom? in her opinion piece 'Boycott Israel but not China? Bar Germaine Greer but not others?' for Times Higer Education. “There will always be a gulf between those who advocate boycotts and bans and those arguing for the building of cultural bridges of persuasion. However, recent calls for such things by academics and students raise fundamental questions for the future of academic freedom because the threats to it are now coming from within the academy as well as from without,” she writes in the article.