Is it getting harder to speak up in both democracies and dictatorships? This forum will explore the role of political cartooning in the development of civil and political freedoms in our times. Please join us for a discussion of cartooning and free speech regulation in Europe, the cartooning experience of the Ghanaian satirical artist Bright Ackwerh, and the strategies of the Iranian government that changed the life of the editorial cartoonist and activist-in-exile Kianoush Ramezani.
Oleg Minin, Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, Bard College
Nives Rumenjak, Head, Department of International Relations, Webster University, Leiden
Bright Ackwerh, Award-Winning Satirical Artist
Kianoush Ramezani, Award-Winning Editorial Cartoonist and Activist-in-Exile