Jonathan Friedman

Jonathan Friedman is the project director for campus free speech at PEN America. He oversees PEN America’s advocacy, analysis, and outreach on the national debate around free speech and open discourse at colleges and universities. Prior to joining PEN America, Jonathan was an adjunct professor at New York University and Columbia University, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in comparative and international education, higher education, and social theory. His research on American and international higher education looks at such topics as university administration, organizational cultures, nationalism, and cross-cultural understanding. He also previously managed the Multinational Institute of American Studies, an exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State for international scholars to learn about American society and culture. Jonathan holds a Ph.D. in International Education from New York University, and has received awards for his teaching, research, and leadership.