The Academy in Exile’s Second Annual Conference, “Dire Times: Critical Thinking Then and Now”

International Conference, January 16-17, 2020
Freie Universität Berlin

Dire Times: Critical Thinking, Then and Now, co-convened by Vanessa Agnew (UDE/ANU), Kader Konuk (UDE) and Susanne Zepp-Zwirner (FU Berlin). The gathering of invited speakers met at the Freie Universität in Berlin on January 16–17, 2020. Among our speakers were people working on the front lines in the struggle to promote critical thinking, foster a public sphere, and support scholars at risk around the world. The conference showcased the work of AiE fellows and included a theatrical performance by the Gorki Theatre Berlin.

Keynote Lecture:

Nishant Shah (Vice President of Research at ArtEZ University of the Arts, The Netherlands):
“When We Can’t Speak, We Shall Sing: Finding Voice in the Age of Information Overload”

Program