Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Expresses Concern

April 10, 2017

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan expressed his concern about the amendments to Hungary's higher education law in a letter to President and Rector Michael Ignatieff. 

"The Central European University's contribution to a progressive democratic order is essential, especially in a part of the world that has historically been so plagued by harmful ideologies, be it at societal or at governmental level," Annan said in his letter. "At the heart of a rights based order, of free speech and of intellectual freedom are centres of higher learning that promote these values to its future leaders. The CEU is a case in point and its importance to present and future generations can hardly be overstated."

Read the full letter at the link below.