St. Petersburg’s European University Faces Closure

BY HANK REICHMAN Earlier this year I posted an item about political threats to the existence of Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and European University in St. Petersburg, Russia.  The threats to both institutions continue, but it now appears that European University may be at the end of its rope, having lost both its…

Academic Freedom Imperiled in Hungary, Russia

BY HANK REICHMAN On April 4, the Hungarian Parliament passed a law that could compel Central European University (CEU), founded in 1991 by the liberal financier and philanthropist George Soros, the liberal financier and philanthropist who promotes democratic, transparent government and freedom of expression through his Open Society Foundations, to cease operations in the country.  The…