Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Free Speech In Our World?

The Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF) withdrew its invitation to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to deliver a live video keynote address. The organizers of the event, however, are determined to arrange another platform less publicized for him to address students at the prestigious American business school.
WIEF is an annual student-organized event hosted by the Wharton School, which is part of the University of Pennsylvania.
The reason for the withdrawal of Modi at the main event?
"We find it astonishing that any academic and student body at the University of Pennsylvania can endorse ideas about economic development that are based on the systematic oppression of minority populations, whether in India or elsewhere," and pledged to protest Modi's appearance.
Whatever happened to free speech in our world?

Read the entire article:  "Dumped, Modi may get another Wharton platform to go global"

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