Archive by Author: Academic Advisory Council

Progressive Academics Oppose Blacklist Efforts

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New York, NY – October 6, 2014 CONTACT: Professor Chad Goldberg 608 262-2108 or Gideon Aronoff 212 366-1194 (After hours 347-583-7277) gideon@ameinu.net https://thirdnarrative.org   This fall the AMCHA Initiative, an organization concerned with anti-Semitic and anti-Israel activity on college campuses, published a list of more than 200 academics who have publicly signed a petition calling […]

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Frequently Asked Questions On Academic Boycotts

By Academic Advisory Council

What is wrong with academic boycotts? Regardless of whether one thinks an economic or other type of boycott may be justified to achieve a political end, academic boycotts are different. Ideas and knowledge are not, like a product, produced in a plant on a few acres of land. Scholars, of necessity, collaborate and learn from […]

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The New Assault on Israeli Academia (and Us)

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The Academic Advisory Council (AAC) of The Third Narrative endorses the article below written by Cary Nelson, former president of the American Association of University Professors and AAC co-chair, in which he argues that the recently updated guidelines issued by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) are an alarming […]

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CUNY GRAD STUDENTS FIRE SCHOOL YEAR’S FIRST ACADEMIC BOYCOTT SALVO

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MEDIA ADVISORY, For Immediate Release New York, NY – September 16, 2014 CONTACT: Professor Cary Nelson 217-356-0649 or Gideon Aronoff 212 366-1194 (After hours 347-583-7277)   On Friday night, September 12, the Doctoral Students Council (DSC) of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) decided to temporarily table a resolution endorsing […]

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Provocative Speech on Ohio U Campus Must Be Protected

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Calls for Equally Energetic Rebuttals on Substance, Civility and Strategy of “Blood Bucket” Protest Against Israel   New York, NY – September 11, 2014 CONTACT: Professor Cary Nelson 217-356-0649 or Gideon Aronoff 212 366-1194 (After hours 347-583-7277) gideon@ameinu.net https://thirdnarrative.org As progressive academics committed to the promotion and protection of academic freedom around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, […]

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Progressive Academics Troubled By Defenders and Critics of Salaita

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New York, NY – September 4, 2014 CONTACT: Professor Chad Goldberg 608-262-2108 or Gideon Aronoff 212 366-1194 (After hours 347-583-7277)   Academic Freedom and Legitimate University Goals Both Present in Controversial Case   As progressive and liberal academics committed to the protection of academic freedom and, thus, opposed to all academic boycotts, we have closely […]

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Progressive Academics Reject Call to Blacklist Israelis

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New York, NY – September 4, 2014 CONTACT: Professor Cary Nelson 217-356-0649 or Gideon Aronoff 212 366-1194 (After hours 347-583-7277)   Biased Approach Attacks Academic Freedom and Does Nothing to Create Peace and Justice for Israelis and Palestinians   The AAC rejects the letter signed by more than a hundred Middle East scholars and librarians […]

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