In light of recent legislation, rammed through the Hungarian Parliament in unseemly
haste; legislation that, if enacted, would jeopardize the continuing operation of your
institution or at the very least endanger its independence, we - the members of the
Philosophy Departments of Rutgers Universrty, New Brunswick andNewark- write
to express ourjoint support for the Cental European University, ffid our deep concern
about the Hungarian goveflrment's attack on academic freedom and excellence. It is
one of the few remaining independent cultural institutions in Hungary, and the most
prominent and prestigious university in all of East-Cenfial Europe - a gem.