Alliance for Academic Freedom

Punish Perpetrators of Violence at UC-Berkeley

AAF supports free speech and open debate on campus, and condemns student rioters and calls on UC-Berkeley to punish ‘Bears for Palestine’ and individual students who shut down an event. 

Statement on Yale Faculty Member Endorsing HAMAS

AAF affirms Prof. Grewal’s right to post despicable remarks, even as we deplore them. There is legitimate concern that she might discriminate against Jewish, Israeli, or pro-Israel students.

Consequences of American Anthropological Association Boycott

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 is a clear result.

On Excluding Zionists from Campus Groups

This summer, two Jewish undergraduates at the State University of New York at New Paltz, Cassandra Blotner and Ofek Preis, charged in a complaint to the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights that they were expelled from a student group devoted to helping sexual assault survivors because they support Israel, alleging a violation of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.