A new Ramsay argument imminent at Uni Queensland

Opponents of a Ramsay western civ degree at the University of Queensland meet tonight

Opponents of a Ramsay Western Civ Centre degree at the University of Queensland meet tonight. Chancellor Peter Varghese and VC Peter Hoj are negotiating terms with the Ramsay Centre.  The debate over Ramsay funded degrees has intensified since the Christchurch shootings with claims courses would serve assumptions of western supremacism.

UoQ PVC Tim Dunne anticipated any such argument tonight, tweeting Tuesay, ““Courses on, or related to, ‘western civilisation’ are not responsible for violent right-wing extremism, just as courses on Islamic thought are not responsible for al-Qaeda. The humanities must defend open debate, extending to ideas we may not agree with.”


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