SPP head Kahanec at APSIA: Solidarity the number one lesson
At the annual Deans and Directors Meeting of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) on January 11, 2019, in Toronto SPP Head Martin Kahanec discussed internationalization amid growing nationalism in a panel with with deans Enrico Letta (Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs), Judith Kelley (Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy), and Sunghan Kim (Korea University Graduate School of International Studies).
As a special guest at the meeting Kahanec highlighted the importance of solidarity in academia: "Thanks to a relentless, extraordinary effort and resilience of the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the School of Public Policy we have been able to defy Lex-CEU and attract more applications, recruit more students and increase the selectivity threshold at the same time, provide more financial aid to students and increase our tuition revenues. Our excellent students continue inspiring us and our research is published in top academic and policy outlets.
But we should make no mistake: The attack on #CEU is a heinous attack on academic freedom. Our faculty, staff and students have made many personal sacrifices to keep the things going, to deal with all the challenges. We have been forced out of our home.
The number one lesson from this experience is about the importance of #solidarity."