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AAUP Centennial Address: Safeguarding Academic Freedom in the 21st Century

Tiede_Hans-Joerg_400px2015 AAG Annual Meeting
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 4:40 p.m.–6:20 p.m.
Skyway 260, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago, Illinois

The AAG is pleased to announce a special session at the 2015 AAG Annual Meeting in celebration of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Centennial.

Hans-Joerg Tiede, Professor of Computer Science at Illinois Wesleyan University, will address the principles of academic freedom: what academic freedom is, why it matters, and how it is safeguarded. The presentation will include a discussion of relevant AAUP policies for protecting academic freedom.

Professor Tiede serves at the national AAUP on Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure and as chair of the Committee on the History of the Association. He recently served as editor of the AAUP Redbook (AAUP, Policy Documents and Reports [Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015]). His book on the founding of the AAUP, entitled University Reform, is forthcoming with Johns Hopkins University Press