January 17, 2023

Jacob Mchangama: “Privileging Blasphemy Norms Over Open Inquiry Plays Into the Hands of Religious Fundamentalists” – Reason Magazine

Hamline University has received considerable backlash for not renewing the employment of a scholar who showed an allegedly […]
January 13, 2023

New university hosting ‘forbidden courses’ in effort to promote intellectual freedom – Campus Reform

The University of Austin in Texas is embracing controversial topics with a summer program called ” The Forbidden Courses.” The […]
January 13, 2023

Image of Prophet Muhammad shown in Hamline University art class, sparking discussions on academic freedom – CBS Minnesota

A battle over free speech, academic freedom and claims of Islamophobia at Hamline University is getting national attention. […]
January 11, 2023

“Freedom is not controversial, it is universal.” AHA’s New Board Chairman Rosa Zeegers on Her Life, Career, and Hopes for AHA’s Future

Published 1/16/2023 Rosa Zeegers has known our Founder Ayaan Hirsi Ali for over two decades. In that time, […]
December 5, 2022

Elon Musk says there wasn’t a single ‘breaking point’ that made him buy Twitter, but that he feared a rise in online ‘groupthink’ – Business Insider

Elon Musk said during a Twitter Space that there was no “breaking point” which made him buy the […]
November 9, 2022

Free speech is under threat, says Ayaan Hirsi Ali – 20th Reichmuth & Co Lecture at the University of Lucerne

AIn October 2022, our founder Ayaan Hirsi Ali gave the 20th Reichmuth & Co Lecture at the University […]
November 9, 2022

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Receives 2022 Frank Schirrmacher Prize—Read Her Acceptance Speech

Published 11/9/2022 On October 31, 2022, Ayaan Hirsi Ali was awarded the 2022 Frank Schirrmacher Foundation Prize, an […]
November 2, 2022

Thank goodness we have Scottish courts defending free speech – Murdo Fraser in The Scotsman

It was Voltaire’s biographer, rather than the man himself, who came up with the phrase: “I hate what […]
October 5, 2022

Free speech in universities: new data reveals student and public perceptions – King’s College London News Centre

There is strong agreement among students that their university is protecting freedom of expression and robust debate, as […]
August 18, 2022

Defending the Bulwark of Liberty During the “Global Free Speech Recession”: Author Jacob Mchangama on What We Can Learn from the History of Free Speech

Published 8/29/2022 Jacob Mchangama is a lawyer, writer, and advocate who founded the think tank Justitia to champion […]
August 17, 2022

AHA Executive Director’s Further Reflections on Salman Rushdie Attack — And Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Response

For our Executive Director’s initial statement, released on the day of the attack itself, see here. After the […]
August 17, 2022

Founder of AHA Foundation, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Reacts to the Salman Rushdie Attack in The Washington Post and UnHerd

Our founder Ayaan Hirsi Ali responded to the horrific attack on Salman Rushdie in both The Washington Post […]
August 15, 2022

We Ignored Salman Rushdie’s Warning – Bari Weiss in Common Sense

We live in a culture in which many of the most celebrated people occupying the highest perches believe […]
August 15, 2022

Where Salman Rushdie defied those who would silence him, today too many fear causing offence – Kenan Malik in The Observer

“A poet’s work,” one of the characters in Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses observes, is “to name the unnamable, […]
August 15, 2022

Salman Rushdie: Iran blames writer and supporters for stabbing – BBC News

Iran has “categorically” denied any link with Salman Rushdie’s attacker – instead blaming the writer himself. Mr Rushdie, […]
August 15, 2022

Salman Rushdie’s ‘defiant sense of humour’ remains, son says – BBC News

Author Salman Rushdie is still in a critical condition but “his usual feisty and defiant sense of humour […]
August 15, 2022

Horrifying, ghastly: Authors condemn attack on Salman Rushdie – BBC News

Authors around the world have expressed their shock and sadness at the attack on Salman Rushdie in New […]
August 15, 2022

CLARITy Coalition Statement on Salman Rushdie

Read our friends at CLARITy Coalition’s statement on the Salman Rushdie attack here.    
August 12, 2022

AHA Foundation Statement Condemning Salman Rushdie Attack

AHA Executive Director George Zarubin’s statement on behalf of AHA Foundation condemning the attack on Salman Rushdie. I […]
August 5, 2022

Dysfunction in the Ivy League – American Council of Trustees and Alumni

Despite enormous endowments and surging numbers of applicants, all is not well in the Ivy League. Next year, […]