KGI believes fervently in the importance of academic freedom to its mission, goals, and its academic quality. Faculty and students are encouraged to explore intellectually without limit, and to publish and speak out without fear of retribution. Intellectual discourse, including disagreement and debate, is fundamental to the processes of learning and research and is protected by this policy statement of the Institute. KGI explicitly recognizes the rights of the faculty and students to publish and disseminate the conclusions from their research and publicly espouse their opinions without regard to the effect on the Institution or related interests.