Academic freedom is a fundamental right crucial to the quality of education, teaching, and research. It fuels innovation and boosts the ability of scholars and students to learn and create knowledge. We will advocate for robust laws that explicitly protect academic freedom, ensuring that educators and researchers can work without fear of censorship or political interference. Additionally, we will support policies that enhance the governance and autonomy of universities and colleges, allowing them to make decisions free from external pressures. We will support international agreements and networks that protect academic freedom across borders and resist authoritarianism.