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Violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations

A civic group installed a statue of a comfort woman in Busan in front of the Japanese consulate. This move by activists has implications...

The Myth of Comfort Women Coercion

According to the publication Comfort Women of the Empire, the number of 200,000 women who worked in the comfort system was a myth.  Dr....

Noam Chomsky in Defense of Dr. Park Yuha

On January 16th 2017, Professor Noam Chomsky released a statement in defense of Dr. Park Yuha’s right to publish her research on Comfort Women...

Summary of Comfort Women of the Empire in English

The following is a loose translation of a summary of Dr. Park Yuha's Comfort Women of the Empire in English. Preface I first confronted the comfort...

The Importance of Academic Freedom for Democracy

Since the inception of the first universities nearly a thousand years ago, the freedom to pursue intellectual inquiry has served as a core value for professors,...

How Right-Wing Indian Society Stifles Academic Freedom

India is home to a right-wing nationalist party advocating for Hinduvta, a word meaning "Hinduness". Manifesting itself in many ways, this term has morphed...

These Organizations Protect Academic Freedom

Without academic research, our society wouldn't have as nearly as much knowledge as we currently do. Although many of us overlook the importance of...

Why Academic Freedom is Important to Professors

Throughout history, we have become accustomed to scholars serving a very specific role. These professionals are expected to learn pre-determined curricula, design lessons to...

The Wisconsin Supreme Court and Academic Freedom

Universities are institutions with high ideals. Should they not live up to those high ideals, the courts may be responsible to make them. A...

Should Academic Papers Be Free to Read?

When college students write research papers, they need to be able to cite reliable sources. As one would imagine, academic papers are a very...
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