"This evisceration of the work of CEU would deprive Hungary, Europe, and the world of a valuable intellectual resource. Students from throughout the world have studied at the university, whose sterling global reputation is well deserved. Its faculty members have won many competitive awards. Many of our members have had personal experiences with CEU and attest to its important role in their own intellectual and academic development. Although a private university, CEU has always operated in accordance with Hungarian law, and it has become a leader in European education in both the social sciences and the humanities. CEU is, moreover, a prominent example of international scholarly collaboration; it is not only a Hungarian university but also an American institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education."
President, American Historical Association