This Town Hall Meeting seeks to address how the academy might survive assaults and resist rightist political regimes, regimes such as those of Trump in the US, Capriles in Venezuela, Peña-Nieto in Mexico, Erdogan in Turkey, May in the UK, or Netanyahu in Israel. Further, we will seek to address what survival and resistance might mean in places experiencing routine violence, places such as Syria and Yemen. Dissent is silenced. The world is at war with itself. The moral and ethical foundations of democracy are under attack. The politics may be local, but the power is global, the fear visceral. We are global citizens trapped in a world we did not create, nor want any part of. Please join us for what we hope will be part of an ongoing conversation about our place as academics in these troubled times.
Friday May 18