Universities are often a central place for student activism. In recent years, the University of Edinburgh has seen occupations, campaigns, and actions that have put students in confrontation with University management. Across the UK, there have been cases of students being arrested, prosecuted, and suspended for disobedience and activism on their campuses. How tolerant should universities be towards student activism and disobedience? What role does protest serve in higher education institutions?
Prof Oliver Marchart
Professor of Political Theory, University of Vienna
Dr Mathias Thaler
Chancellor’s Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Edinburgh
Speaker(s) from People & Planet
To be confirmed
The Ethics Forum is being held in partnership with the Just World Institute and the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability.