Freedom of Speech

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Letter to Syracuse University Chancellor on Ambassador Dayan Event

May 08, 2018 by Peter Wood |

Syracuse University must publicly disavow the disruption of Israeli Ambassador Dayan's talk and take disciplinary action against the student disruptors.

A New Script for Shoutdowns

Apr 26, 2018 by Peter Wood |

An NAS member's observations on a heckle-down at UCLA.

April Events and Speaking Engagements

Mar 29, 2018 by NAS |

Find out where NAS staff will be speaking and about upcoming events hosted by NAS in April.

Honoring Academic Courage: An Evening with Amy Wax

Mar 28, 2018 by NAS |

Join NAS on Thursday, April 12, 2018 when we honor Professor Amy Wax for her academic courage. 

Why a Penn Professor Was Vilified for Telling the Truth About Race

Mar 20, 2018 by Peter Wood |

These days, saying uncomfortable truths aloud can get you banned from teaching First Year law students.

From Suffrage to Suppression: Women Now Lead in Anti-Speech Sentiment

Mar 16, 2018 by Keli Carender |

Free speech advocates must figure out why women support restrictions on free speech at a higher rate than men.

Peter Wood Discusses Threats to Academic Freedom on Fox and Friends

Feb 13, 2018 by NAS |

NAS President Peter Wood appeared on Fox and Friends to discuss our report, Charting Academic Freedom, as well as the biggest threats to academic freedom.

NAS Statement on the Michigan Campus Free Speech Act

Dec 14, 2017 NAS |

PRESS RELEASE: NAS endorses the efforts of the Michigan Legislature to preserve free speech on college campuses. 

Unsettled Science

Dec 13, 2017 by NAS |

The Winter 2017 edition of AQ discusses ideological bias in the sciences, and how that affects research. 

Amy Wax on Dissent and Disagreement at Penn Law

Nov 02, 2017 by Amy L. Wax |

Professor Amy Wax comments on the suppression of free thought at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. 

Protecting Academic Freedom Through All the Campus Smoke

Oct 20, 2017 by Peter Wood |

Protecting freedom of speech means shielding it from the left and the right. 

The Article that Made 16,000 Ideologues Go Wild

Oct 16, 2017 by Peter Wood |

The response to Professor Gilley's "The Case for Colonialism" underscores the need for a renewed focus on academic freedom. 

Censorship: Another Cheap Chinese Import We Don’t Need

Aug 30, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

Efforts to censor Cambridge University Press show how far the Chinese government will go to stifle intellectual freedom. 

Penn Dean to Law Prof: We Favor Free Speech, but Not Yours

Aug 15, 2017 by Peter Wood |

Amy Wax comes under fire for defending the traditional bourgeois values of family, civic-mindedness, hard work, and respect for authority. 

Freedom House Has a Beam in its Eye

Aug 11, 2017 by Carol Iannone |

Freedom House thinks America is getting less free--for all the wrong reasons.

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