Scholars See Need to Redefine and Protect Academic Freedom

Existing threats to academic freedom have been exacerbated by the political and economic climate following the terrorist attacks of September, 11, 2001, argued scholars at a conference held at New York University's new Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center at Tamiment Library on Thursday and Friday.

The conference, "Academic Freedom in an Age of Permanent Warfare," was the inaugural public event at the center, which was established at the university last year.