Keith Whittington Leaving Princeton to Direct New Yale Law School Center

October 17, 2023 1 min read

Julie Bonette
Princeton Alumni Weekly

Editor’s note: Yale Law School’s gain of Professor Whittington, a leading champion of and scholar of free speech and academic freedom, is Princeton’s loss.

Excerpt: After more than 25 years on Princeton’s faculty, politics professor Keith Whittington announced Oct. 16 that he will be leaving Princeton to join Yale University next fall as a professor of law and director of a new free speech and academic freedom center.

“I think in this particular moment in time, really trying to fully understand and defend academic freedom principles is terribly important, certainly to the university community, but I think to the country more generally, and I’m optimistic we can do some exciting things there,” Whittington told PAW.

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