Dear IGU Colleagues

The International Geographical Union has issued a public statement (English and French) in which we highlight our position in relation to academic freedom. Although academic freedom is compromised in a number of countries around the world, we have taken the decision, at the request of the chair of the French National Committee, to speak out against the unfortunate developments at Universities in France that violate the principles outlined by the International Science Council (ISC) Committee for Freedom and Responsibility in Science1 which, as full Union members of the ISC, we stand by.

The latest communiqués from the French National Committee of Geography (CNFG) may be found here:

Professor Michael E Meadows
President: International Geographical Union 2020-24