To the Editors:

On October 29, 30, and 31, Social Research, the journal of the New School for Social Research in New York City, will host “Free Inquiry at Risk: Universities in Dangerous Times” in commemoration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of the University in Exile at the New School. This conference will feature leading scientists, academics, and university presidents in public dialogue about the trends facing universities around the world that put academic freedom and free inquiry at risk. In the keynote event on October 30 at 6:00 PM, Aryeh Neier, president of the Open Society Institute, will talk with endangered scholars from Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Belarus, and China. More information is available at

Arien Mack

Marrow Professor of Psychology

Editor, Social Research New School University New York City