ISET

The International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET, www.iset.ge), in Tbilisi, Georgia, expects to make one or more appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels. Candidates in all fields are encouraged to apply.
Major duties include:

• Teaching in ISET’s Economics MA and BA programs;

• Supervising student thesis research;

• Conducting research

This will be a fixed-term 3-year appointment, to be renewed subject to satisfactory performance. Rank and salary will be commensurate with the candidates’ experience and academic accomplishment. Candidates are expected to have or expect to receive a PhD. Positions are subject to available funding and will be open until filled. Send letter of interest, CV, writing samples and three academic references to [email protected] with a subject “Academic Position”.

On September 7, ISET hosted the president and executive chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute, Dr. Yaron Brook, for a presentation. The topic of the presentation was Free Speech and The Battle for Western Culture. During the presentation, Dr. Brook explained why and in what ways free speech is under attack and why it is important to defend this fundamental right.

At the beginning of the presentation, Dr. Brook highlighted that free speech is a core value of civilization, and is what Western civilization stands for. One of the most important events in the history of civilization was the adoption of the Declaration of Human Rights, the first political document that recognizes human rights. However, he claimed that there has been years is an obvious restriction of free speech in recent years: Newspapers cannot publish cartoons relevant to the news, just because they fear violent reprisals; Dr. Brook also claimed there were even greater restrictions of free speech at universities, which cannot invite speakers if the guests do not hold common political views.

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