Archive by Author: Alliance for Academic Freedom

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Support New Head of Center for Jewish History

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

(September 6, 2017)  New York’s Center for Jewish History is currently being subjected to an aggressive and unacceptable outside campaign to discredit its newly appointed CEO and President, David N. Myers of the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Myers is a widely known and distinguished Jewish studies scholar who is highly qualified to administer […]

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Statement on Ed Minister Bennett’s Proposed Guidelines

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

THE ISRAELI RIGHT MOVES AGAINST ACADEMIC FREEDOM By Cary Nelson, on behalf of the Alliance for Academic Freedom This June Israelis confronted a new set of proposed regulations that would govern how faculty members address political issues in their classrooms, their publications, in external political activity, and in public debate. At the core of these […]

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AAF Statement on Controversy at Dartmouth

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

What follows is an abridged version of a statement written for the “Inside Higher Ed” website by eight members of the Alliance for Academic Freedom — David Greenberg, Rebecca Lesses, Jeffry Mallow, Deborah Dash Moore, Sharon Musher, Cary Nelson (chair), Kenneth Stern and Irene Tucker: Everyone Lost at Dartmouth In May 2017, N. Bruce Duthu, an associate dean and […]

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Israeli Entry Ban Violates Academic Freedom

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

(April 3, 2017) — Free societies must give as wide latitude as possible to the speech both of their citizens and their foreign visitors. Some countries punish hateful speech or historical denial that functions as hateful speech; others restrict only speech embodying a call to violence or causing imminent danger of mass panic risking bodily […]

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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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