AHA Member Authors Article on Academic Freedom for Chronicle of Higher Education (February 2024)

AHA member Alex Lichtenstein (Indiana Univ.) wrote an article published in the Chronicle of Higher Education about the current state of academic freedom at Indiana University, comparing the university leadership’s statements about commitment to academic freedom with their actions in cancelling the planned retrospective exhibition of a Palestinian artist’s work. “As the university’s leadership must know, the‘freedom to explore topics that expand knowledge’ cannot be situational, partial, or maintained only at the convenience and comfort of campus administrators, state legislators, and donors,” Lichtenstein wrote. “It can only be defended as a universal principle, without fear or favor.”