American Sociological Association

ASA President Writes Letter in Defense of Jan Tomasz Gross

December 5, 2016

ASA President Michèle Lamont recently wrote President Andrzej Duda, Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland criticizing a new Polish law that significantly harms academic freedom. The law punishes those who study Poland's past and reach a well researched conclusion that is opposite to the Polish government's narrative. 

Lamont urges that no charges be filed against Professor Gross. Gross has written about Poles complicity in the persecution of Jews during WWII.

ASA Letter to President Duda (PDF)

The American Historical Association has submitted a similar letter.

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