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Igor Pribac loses professorship over sexual harassment allegations

By: P.T., STA

The senate of the University of Ljubljana has not extended the tenure of associate professor Igor Pribac from the Ljubljana Faculty of Arts after several students made allegations of sexual harassment.

The senate took the decision, which is now final, last week, when it was deciding on Pribac’s appeal against the original decision from last year.

The 63-year-old philosopher told the STA today that he was considering taking the matter to court, which however does not affect the implementation of the decision.

The allegations of inappropriate comments and touching come from a survey the faculty carried out among its students and from another two reports from female students.

Pribac, who teaches philosophy of history, political philosophy and practical ethics, has denied all the allegations for the media before, also arguing there has been no report of his alleged sexual harassment to the police, no suspicion of a crime.

“There is only a story about whether it is right for non-verbal communication … to become decisive in morally disqualifying someone. And a story about anonymous surveys which decide that,” he has recently tweeted.

Pribac is known to the general public as a political analyst. He also headed the campaign of former President Danilo Türk in the 2012 election.

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