Robertson Hall

Statement on Academic Freedom

Sep 14 2023
Amaney Jamal, Dean

Dear SPIA community,

At the University faculty meeting earlier this week, Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber delivered a statement “reaffirming the University’s steadfast support” of academic freedom. Shortly after that, he responded to a letter from U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer with a statement noting that “Princeton will work vigorously to ensure that all students can thrive here, but not by censoring our curriculum.”

I applaud President Eisgruber’s vigorous defense of academic freedom and reiterate my support for and commitment to it. The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs welcomes – and needs – a wide variety of viewpoints as an inherently vital part of our educational mission.

Thank you for all you do for SPIA.

All the best,

Amaney Jamal, Dean