From Professor Alan Hájek

Professor Alan Hájek
Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities
School of Philosophy
Research School of Social Sciences
College of Arts and Social Sciences
T +61 2 6125 2146, F +61 2 6125 3294
HC Coombs Building
Building 9 Fellows Road
Canberra ACT 2601 AUSTRALIA

April 2, 2017

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am greatly alarmed by reports that the Central European University is under threat, and even faces the possibility of being closed down. This would do considerable damage to the reputation of Hungary as a centre for scholarship, which it has rightly enjoyed for many decades.

I had the great pleasure of teaching at CEU during a Summer School on Conditionals in 2009. It was truly an international event, bringing together scholars from many different countries. The professors were:
Jason Stanley (Rutgers, and now Yale)
Barry Loewer (Rutgers)
Dorothy Edgington (Oxford)
Angelika Kratzer (U. of Massachussetts at Amherst)
Robert Stalnaker (MIT)
and myself.

Events like this really put Hungary on the academic map. There have been many such Summer Schools at CEU since. It is heart-breaking to think that anyone would consider closing this world-class institution.

Sincerely yours,

Alan Hájek