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CERN: new petition for an open discussion

8. Jul 2019

Controversies in recent years and months in the academic world (most recently involving Prof. Strumia at CERN) relating to gender issues have shown that there is much disagreement on what constitutes best practice with regard to gender equality. There seems even to be considerable disagreement between scientists of different disciplines as to fundamental ... continue reading…

Building A Free Speech Network (UK)

14. May 2019

Free speech is under threat in universities but there is growing opposition to bans and censorship. This opposition is led by students, student groups and academics. The Speakers’ Corner Trust, Liberate the Debate (LtD) and Academics For Academic Freedom (AFAF) began to form ... continue reading…

Cambridge/Peterson: Gad Saad statement

22. Mar 2019


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Cambridge University withdraws invitation to Jordan Peterson

22. Mar 2019

As the Guardian (UK) various media report, Cambridge University has rescinded its offer of a visiting fellowship at the divinity School to Jordan Peterson after a backlash from faculty and students.

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Academics mob scientist awarded research fellowship

8. Dec 2018

Quillette reports:

The latest victim of an academic mobbing is 28-year-old social scientist Noah Carl who has been awarded a Toby Jackman Newton Trust Research Fellowship at St Edmund’s College at the University of Cambridge.

Rarely has the power asymmetry between the academic mob and its victim been so stark. Dr Carl is a ... continue reading…