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, […]
August 5, 2022

Comeback of the catechism: When today’s speech norms launch old inquisitions – FIRE

The consequences of American “cancel culture” for artistic freedom and civil liberties are often minimized and dismissed by […]
July 18, 2022

Students reveal ‘forbidden lessons’ taught at anti-woke University of Austin – New York Post

The New York Post published an article discussing UATX’s (aka the University of Austin) recent summer school, at […]
July 14, 2022

The New Founders America Needs – Bari Weiss on UATX and Ayaan Hirsi Ali

There are nearly 4,000 universities in the United States. Many of them have massive endowments and histories that […]
June 27, 2022

AHA Founder Ayaan Hirsi Ali Teaches Young People About Free Speech and Critical Thinking at UATX Forbidden Courses Summer Program in Dallas, Texas

Published 7/6/2022 In June, our Founder Ayaan Hirsi Ali taught a class about free speech and critical thinking […]
June 13, 2022

Civilization and Its Enemies – Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the Wall Street Journal’s Free Expression Podcast

On this episode of Free Expression, Wall Street Journal Editor at Large Gerry Baker speaks with author and […]
April 22, 2022

Peter Boghossian on his Reverse Q&A tour and fighting illiberalism in academia: “Abysmal. That’s the one-word description of the state of free speech on college campuses.”

Published 5/3/2022 Until last September, Peter Boghossian was an assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State University. Faced […]
April 19, 2022

Elon Musk buys 9.2 percent of Twitter amid complaints about free speech – The Verge

Tesla CEO Elon Musk now owns 9.2 percent of Twitter according to a 13G filing released today, Bloomberg News reports. According to […]
March 14, 2022

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, imprisoned for ‘insulting Islam’, freed after 10 years – The Guardian

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has been released from prison in Saudi Arabia after serving a 10-year sentence for advocating an […]
February 24, 2022

Free speech survey indicates shortcomings across Iowa universities – The Gazette

A quarter of students across Iowa’s public universities who responded to a free-speech survey in the fall disagreed […]