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Alliance for Academic Freedom Responds to Trump Executive Order

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

Suggests American Academic Associations Move Meetings Abroad so Foreign Scholars Can Attend For More Information Contact: Cary Nelson, 217-356-0649; Kenneth Stern, kenneth.s.stern@gmail.com (January 31, 2017) — The Alliance for Academic Freedom deplores President Trump’s executive order on immigration. As academics we are deeply concerned that it will keep scholars and students from seven Muslim-majority countries […]

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AAF on McCarthyism of ‘Canary Mission’

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

The executive committee of the Alliance for Academic Freedom has published an exposé, in Tablet, of “the fear-mongering, McCarthyesque agenda of Canary Mission, a misguided organization that ‘documents the people and groups that are promoting hatred of the USA, Israel and Jews on college campuses in North America’.”  This statement was collectively authored by David Greenberg, Rebecca […]

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DECAL DEBACLE: AAF Statement on Berkeley Student’s Course

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

This text by the executive committee of the Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF) is reprinted from INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION (October 7, 2016): The University of California, Berkeley, recently briefly suspended a one-credit course already in session as part of the systemwide DeCal program of student-taught courses. The course, Palestine: A Settler-Colonial Analysis, had been promoted on […]

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Progressive Academics Oppose BDS Resolution at Vassar, Urge Constructive Activism to End Occupation and Create Two States

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

  February 22, 2016 — The Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF) urges members of the Vassar College community to firmly reject calls to engage in any boycott, divestment or sanctions (BDS) against the state of Israel. The AAF opposes BDS on multiple grounds: They are harmful to principles of academic freedom, corrosive of a campus […]

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Academic Freedom Worldwide and the Resolution Before the AHA

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

To read about Academic Freedom and Resolution Before the AHA: A White Paper from the Alliance for Academic Freedom, click here

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ARGUMENTS AGAINST THE RESOLUTION AT THE JAN. 9, 2016 AHA BUSINESS MEETING

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

To read the arguments against the resolution at the January 9th, 2016 AHA Business Meeting, click here

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A Flawed Resolution: Errors, Misrepresentations, and Omissions in the Resolution Before the AHA

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

To read the Alliance for Academic Freedom’s response to the AHA Boycott, click here

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