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American universities abroad should ensure that the same speech protections they guarantee on U.S. soil apply on their foreign campuses. Read more


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Cambridge University Press fails in the face of censorship demands from China Read more


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By now you may have heard about the objections to the University of California, San Diego’s decision to invite the Dalai Lama as a commencement speaker. The Dalai Lama, a Tibetan spiritual leader, has long been opposed by the Chinese government for his advocacy of self-rule in Tibet, which China views as an attack on... Read more Read more


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In the months leading up to my time studying abroad in Shanghai, China, I received many questions. Friends and family asked how I would handle living in a country known for its suppression of free speech and due process. I, too, wondered how my year would be living within an American university community in the... Read more Read more


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FIRE has written before about the difficulties that American universities have encountered in upholding their commitments to freedom of expression on satellite campuses operated in countries that restrict speech. Often, it seems that American institutions advertise American-style academic freedom abroad, but deliver only what their host countries will allow—which is, in many cases, not much.... Read more Read more


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Washington Post editor Jackson Diehl wrote yesterday on the disappointing trend of U.S. universities opening satellite campuses abroad only to leave students on those campuses subject to the restrictions on expression enforced in their host countries—a problem we’ve written about before. While “unfree countries [are] spending billions of dollars to buy U.S. teaching [and] U.S.... Read more Read more


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Last week, I discussed the commitment to free expression that American universities should maintain when they open overseas campuses. I noted that Yale University was, on the one hand, promoting its new Singapore campus (Yale–NUS) as a place where students would be able to "express themselves freely." On the other hand, I noted that the... Read more Read more



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