Event Type

AHA Congressional Briefing


  • Rayburn House Office Building
  • Washington, DC

Event Description

The American Historical Association hosted a Congressional Briefing offering historical perspectives on the role of the federal government on issues of academic freedom in higher education.

Panelists David A. Bell (Princeton Univ.), Natalia Mehlman Petrzela (New School), and David M. Rabban (Univ. of Texas School of Law) provided historical context on current conversations regarding relationships between public policy, academic freedom, and the First Amendment. James Grossman (American Historical Association) served as moderator.

Download the handout as a PDF. The recording of the briefing will be aired by C-SPAN in August.