We urge you to continue to stand strong in your efforts to protect the Hungarian Academy of Sciences as an independent body committed to academic freedom and scholarly excellence. At stake is not merely the future of the Academy and the research it facilitates, but of an entire academic community that has recently become the target of the Hungarian government’s anti-pluralist policies. Hungary’s public universities are currently under the effective control of government-appointed chancellors.
Steven Jobbitt, president of the Hungarian Studies Association of Canada
Árpád von Klimó, president of the Hungarian Studies Association of the U.S.
Judith Szapor, associate professor of history and classical studies, McGill University
Paul Hanebrink, associate professor of history, Rutgers University
Holly Case, associate professor of history, Brown University
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