Core Statement on Freedom of Expression by Yale-NUS Faculty


12 December 2012

The Yale-NUS faculty, in their first vote as a collegial body, unanimously approved the following Core Statement on Freedom of Expression:

We are firmly committed to the free expression of ideas in all forms-a central tenet of liberal arts education. There are no questions that cannot be asked, no answers that cannot be discussed and debated. This principle is a cornerstone of our institution.

The faculty also also voted unanimously to recommend that this statement be included in the faculty and student handbooks which are currently being drafted.


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  2. A serious issue regarding the disgraceful denial of tenure to one of Singapore’s most important social and political critics by Yale NUS’ sister institution, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

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