Princeton President Eisgruber Sends Letter of Support for CEU

April 1, 2017

Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber sent a letter of support for CEU, expressing concern over legislation proposed by the Hungarian government that could close the university.

"Though the legislation comes disguised in neutral categories, its key provisions affect only one university," said Eisgruber, a constitutional scholar, in the letter. "No one should be deceived: the legislation is an unconscionable attack upon academic freedom, and all friends of free speech and civil society should recognize and oppose it as such."

Eisgruber said many Princeton faculty members have worked closely with CEU, and he noted that he co-directed a joint Princeton/CEU project on international human rights.

"I know that many of my colleagues here at Princeton join me in hoping that the Central European University will be able to continue its valuable work despite this assault upon it," Eisgruber said.

Read more on Princeton's website here.