Tag Archives: Pericles Lewis

YALE-NUS PROFESSORS BOW DOWN TO TAN PIN PIN

Yale-NUS backtracks on reassurances to show the film. In a Facebook post last night, director of the documentary, Tan Pin Pin clarified that she has not given permission to any institutions to any screenings in Singapore.

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YALE-NUS GIVES MDA THE MIDDLE FINGER

Despite a national ban in Singapore, Yale-NUS is pressing ahead with its plans to show a film that has been deemed by the Singaporean government as a threat to the country’s security. The banning of the film quickly raised ire amongst Yale professors, including longtime Yale-NUS critics including English professor Jill Campbell and political science lecturer Jim Sleeper, who characterized the ban as a threat to freedom of expression at a college stamped with Yale’s name. The ban, as well as Lewis’ reassurance about the film’s screening at Yale-NUS, comes on the heels of Yale President Peter Salovey’s full-throated defense of free expression during his freshman address in August.

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