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Howard Eissenstat

Howard Eissenstat serves as a country specialist on Turkey for Amnesty International USA. He holds a PhD in Modern Middle Eastern History from UCLA and is an assistant professor at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.

INSIGHT: Turkey’s Crackdown on Academic Freedom

In Turkey, it is not “publish or perish” that scholars must fear.  It is prison. There was a time, not very long ago, when Turkey seemed on the edge of a new era of academic and intellectual freedom.  New private universities created institutional support for more independent scholarship, while the Turkish government showed at least More »