SURVEY ON ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR MIDDLE EAST ANTHROPOLOGY

24 Feb

I have just stumbled across this interesting endeavour to explore issues of academic freedom and professional responsibility faced by scholars of the Middle East.  A group of Anthropologists created these guidelines in 2007: Academic Freedom and Professional Responsibility after 9/11: A Handbook for Scholars and Teachers in response to marginalisation and deadening of political debate in the US around diverse academic views on the middle east.  They documented and identified responses to assailments on academics and interference with research.

They are now updating the book using a survey that you can find here.

This short survey is designed to help update the current Handbook on Academic Freedom and Professional Responsibility created by the Task Force on Middle Eastern Anthropology, originally written in 2006. We would like to hear about your experiences as scholars of the Middle East, particularly as they pertain to issues of academic freedom and professional responsibility. Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions. All responses will be kept strictly confidential.

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