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Fakulta politických vied a medzinárodných vzťahov UMB
Past event

Focusing on Freedom

Academic freedom in our region was never discussed, there was no public or professional debate which dealt with academic freedom with their protection or support, or the protection of people who were asking difficult or dangerous questions. To understand academic freedom and its importance in society we need to understand the core values such as academic freedom, institutional autonomy, accountability, equitable access and social responsibility. Bratislava Policy Institute, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica and the Hanns Seidel Foundation invite you to the first year of this public and intellectual event series: Focusing on Freedom

On October 3th 2019, professional and public events (conference, public discussion, SAR Slovakia roundtable) on academic freedom will be held in various places in Banská Bystrica. CONFERENCE with the same title “FOCUSING ON FREEDOM” will take place at the Faculty of  Political Sciences and International Relations, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica.


  • PUBLIC DISCUSSION on “Where is the Slovak education going?” (Záhrada – Centrum nezávislej kultúry, Banská Bystrica)
  • Round table of the national section SCHOLARS AT RISK SLOVAKIA


Viera Žúborová, Bratislava Policy Institute
Dagmar Kusá, BISLA
Veronika Valkovičová, Antwerp University
András László Pap, CEU Budapest/ Vienna
Miroslav Řádek, Trencin University
Petra Rendková, Trencin University
Jozef Michal Mintál, Faculty of Political Science and International Relations at UMB
Martin Martovič, Faculty of mass media at UCM
Marcel Martinkovič, Institute of Philosophy SAS. Slovak Academy of Sciences
Ivana Klimentová, political scientist

Event information

8:30 / Thursday / 3. Oct 2019
Fakulta politických vied a medzinárodných vzťahov UMB
+421 908453 362
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