Press Releases

AFA Membership Surpasses 400

The Academic Freedom Alliance announced that its membership has grown to 406 faculty members across the United States. Since launching in March 2021 with more than 200 founding members, the AFA has continued to add a diverse contingent of new members in a rolling invitation and review process overseen by its Membership Committee.

AFA Condemns Suspension of Michigan Professor Bright Sheng

AFA Condemns Suspension of Michigan Professor Bright Sheng In a letter, the AFA criticizes suspension as “egregious violation” of academic freedom PRINCETON, NJ – This week, the Academic Freedom Alliance sent a letter to the president and provost of the University of...

Public Letters

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AFA Letter to University of Illinois regarding Jason Kilborn

December 1, 2021

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AFA Letter to Old Dominion University regarding Allyn Walker

December 1, 2021

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Letter to University of Rochester Regarding David Bleich

November 30, 2021

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Follow up letter to the University of Michigan

November 16, 2021

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Letter to Indiana University on Open Records Requests

November 16, 2021

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Second Letter to University of Florida

November 2, 2021

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Letter to University of Florida on Professors' Rights to Serve as Witnesses

November 1, 2021

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Letter to Truckee Meadows Community College on Prof. Lars Jensen

October 22, 2021

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Letter to University of Michigan on Prof. Bright Sheng

October 18, 2021

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Second letter to MIT on Abbot disinvitation

October 18, 2021

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First letter to MIT on Abbot disinvitation

October 4, 2021

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Letter to Air Force Academy on Prof. Lynne Chandler Garcia

July 13, 2021

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Letter to University of San Diego on Prof. Tom Smith

March 22, 2021

Guidance Statements

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Guidance Statement on Mandatory Statements

November 5, 2021

Learn More About the Academic Freedom Alliance

Individuals at academic institutions should not fear suppression or retaliation for teaching, writing, or speaking. We encourage you to join the movement in supporting the flourishing of intellectual life and the pursuit of knowledge and truth at institutions of higher learning.