Academic Freedom

HRI Statement on Academic Freedom


In the context of AAUP censure, the Humanities Research Institute remains true to the principles of academic freedom, free speech, and shared governance that are central to the maintenance of both excellence and the pursuit of critical inquiry in university life. We continue to be committed to our mission of facilitating exchange and debate among faculty, students, and members of our community, and to our obligation to promote engaged conversations about all topics, including the most challenging and difficult issues of our time. We welcome open dialogue about the contributions that humanities research and teaching practices make to conversations about what it means to be scholars in and citizens of the contemporary world.