A comprehensive center for AAF statements and publications.
Faced with competing motions—one to ensure safety & free speech rights of all students & faculty versus another claiming that only certain students & faculty were at risk—we are dismayed
The ‘Institute for the Critical Study of Zionism’: A New Stage in the Degradation of the American University
This is not an honest academic institution open to scholarly inquiry and debate. E.g., its aborted conference at NYU & UCSC required participants to affirm anti-Zionist convictions.
The American Anthropological Association announced a boycott of Israeli universities; its Executive Board issued a series of attendant prohibitions on Israeli academia. The transgression of basic principles of academic freedom
The Alliance for Academic Freedom supports Hebrew University’s protest against Finance Minister Smotrich’s decision to suspend funding for its preparatory program for Arab students.
,,, academic boycotts are detrimental to the core principles that define the academy, namely the unfettered communication of ideas and the freedom to conduct research without fear of retaliation …
In the spirit of promoting academic freedom and resisting the forces of politicization and discrimination, Columbia University should continue with its plan to open a global center in Tel Aviv.