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APA Board Endorses ASEEES Statement on Academic Freedom in Hungary

Wednesday, March 20, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
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The APA’s board of officers has signed on to a joint letter issued by the Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) concerning academic freedom in Hungary.

The APA has a longstanding commitment to defend the professional rights of philosophers. The board’s opposition to the increasingly restrictive climate for academic inquiry and scholarly research in Hungary is in keeping with the APA’s broader support for philosophers whose professional rights are at risk.

In endorsing the statement, the board stands with several other scholarly societies in recognizing and condemning the threat to academic freedom, freedom of expression, and institutional autonomy that this restrictive climate presents to philosophers and scholars across numerous disciplines. The board joins these other societies in calling on the Hungarian government to reconsider these measures.


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