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Georgia & Ukraine launch ‘remarkable’ attack on academic freedom after Russian invited by Irish professor to talk about… Russia

A professor from Ireland’s Dublin City University has lambasted a “remarkable attempt to undermine academic freedom” from the embassies of Georgia and Ukraine after they complained about a course he teaches at the institution.

Donnacha Ó Beacháin is an internationally-respected professor with extensive experience teaching students about politics in the countries that once formed the Soviet Union. He was targeted by two diplomats who claimed that his program, named ‘Russia and the post-Soviet space’, was spreading “disinformation and Russian propaganda narratives.”

Georgia and Ukraine, who both have strained relationships with Moscow, are covered in the course.

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