Event Title

Do We Have a Right to Knowledge?

Location

Merrill-Cazier Library, Room 101

Start Date

10-26-2011 12:00 AM

End Date

10-26-2011 12:00 AM

Description

That we do, in fact, have a right to knowledge is a fundamental tenet of the Open Access movement. Additionally, conducting research, and spreading the fruits of that research as widely as possible, are some of the primary aims of the Academy. This would seem to indicate that the OA movement and academia are quite comfortable bedfellows.

However, can we really claim to have a right to knowledge? What would such a right mean for the Academy? Ethicist Erica Holberg, physicist Charlie Torre, and USU Press Director Michael Spooner discuss our supposed right to knowledge, as well as the impact the open access movement has had on their respective fields. Refreshments will be served.

 
Oct 26th, 12:00 AM Oct 26th, 12:00 AM

Do We Have a Right to Knowledge?

Merrill-Cazier Library, Room 101

That we do, in fact, have a right to knowledge is a fundamental tenet of the Open Access movement. Additionally, conducting research, and spreading the fruits of that research as widely as possible, are some of the primary aims of the Academy. This would seem to indicate that the OA movement and academia are quite comfortable bedfellows.

However, can we really claim to have a right to knowledge? What would such a right mean for the Academy? Ethicist Erica Holberg, physicist Charlie Torre, and USU Press Director Michael Spooner discuss our supposed right to knowledge, as well as the impact the open access movement has had on their respective fields. Refreshments will be served.