to the interdisciplinary research network on Freedom of Thought. We host informal workshops with substantial debates about the concept and the right to freedom of thought from theoretical, historical, normative, and practical perspectives, as well as related empirical research. Learn more about us here.

Here are some recordings of recent sessions on the occassion of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration (2023/2024).

The Right to Freedom of Thought in Africa  (May 2024)
Dr. Victoria Miyandazi (University of St Andrews) and Sfiso Nxumalo (University of Oxford), with comments by Harrison Otieno (University of Nairobi) & Christopher Phiri (University of Turku).


China and Article 18 UDHR (January 2024). Prof. Heping Dang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen).


The Genesis of the Human Right to Freedom of Thought in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (January 2024), by Dr. Christoph Bublitz (Hamburg).


If you are interested in joining, wish to present your research or  would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact us at freedomofthoughtnetwork [ a ] gmail.com 

We look forward to hearing from you! 

The network convenors

Jan Christoph Bublitz (Universität Hamburg)
Bethany Shiner (Middlesex University London; University of Oxford)
Kelly Amal Dhru (Universität Hamburg)