What is it about?

About the impact of political change on the state of academia but, more specifically, academic freedom. Since the intervention in Libya by NATO states, many academics have lost their jobs. Some have become refugees outside of Libya as a direct result of the appropriation of most of the governmental posts in the country by religious and political radicals

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Why is it important?

To develop an informed opinion about the state of academia in the Arab World.

Perspectives

This article was written after going through a difficult period in my life as I was subjected to removal by religious extremists from my own university due to my perceived political position. I have also experienced academic bullying in an institution in Europe during which time I wrote this article.

Dr Mabruk Derbesh
Columbia University

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This page is a summary of: The Impact of Political Change on the State of Academia Including Academic Freedom in the Arab World: Libya as a Case Study, Global Society, October 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/13600826.2019.1667753.
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