Prevent in the Academy

10th February 2016

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The government’s PREVENT programme is designed to pick up and to counter radicalisation wherever it is identified. How will this operate in universities without undermining our commitment to free expression and robust intellectual exchange?

Click on the video below to watch the seminar with Warden of Wadham College, Ken Macdonald QC, discussing ‘Prevent in the Academy’.

Play Visitors to Wadham Human Rights Forum

It would be a great mistake for universities to collude in the closing down of discussion

Ken Macdonald QC

This seminar series, exploring the balance between security and civil and political liberties, is organised by Wadham Human Rights Forum in conjunction with the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford and the London Review of Books.

Forthcoming events in this series

  • Thursday 11 Feb - ‘Security versus Liberty, Them versus Us: Has multiculturalism made us less safe?’ Sir Peter Fahy, former Chief Constable Greater Manchester Police. Register
  • Thursday 25 Feb - ‘Fear and Loathing in Luton:  The Place of Collective Freedoms in a Democracy’, Karma Nabulsi, DPIR. Register
  • Tuesday 8 March - London Review of Books Roundtable 'Freedom and Counter Terror in the Community.’ Register

Ken Macdonald QC talks to Free Speech Debate in the video below.

Play Ken Macdonald QC

The best way to face security threats is rarely to close down communication

Ken Macdonald QC

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