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Afghanistan: Displacement and Disruption of Knowledge Networks

April 4, 2023 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Key Contact:Shuchi Karim

LERRN is pleased to share the following information on an upcoming webinar from the “Placement, Preservation and Perseverance: Afghan At-Risk Scholars, Activists and Students’ project” in collaboration with Carleton University and the University of British Columbia, and funded by IDRC.

This webinar will discuss the state of higher education, displacement of scholars and knowledge networks, and academic freedom in Afghanistan under the Taliban. The collapse of government in August 2021 led to mass exodus of scholars, academics, public intellectuals, researchers, writers, artists and other members of the national knowledge networks of Afghanistan, leaving the country’s institutions of knowledge in a mounting crisis. The speakers will discuss the magnitude of this crisis, scholarly displacement, management of knowledge networks in diaspora, as well as scholars’ and students’ experiences of displacement.

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