Archive by Author: Alliance for Academic Freedom

Let Omar Barghouti Into US

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

The following statement is a reaction to the news that the United States is denying a visa to Omar Barghouti, the founder of the BDS movement, who was attempting to fly from Israel to the US to attend his daughter’s wedding and conduct a lecture tour:  The Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF) urges the federal […]

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Open Letter to University of Cape Town

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

From: Prof. Cary Nelson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and AAF Chair  To: Mamokgethi Phakeng (Vice Chancellor), Sipho Pityana (Chair of Council), and other members of the worldwide University of Cape Town Community March 28, 2019 I write as chair of the Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF), a faculty group devoted to preserving and protecting academic freedom […]

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Pitzer College Faculty’s Assault on Academic Freedom

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

The Executive Committee of the Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF) condemns the vote by Pitzer College faculty and students to urge cancellation of the college’s study abroad program at Haifa University. We applaud president Marvin Oliver’s forthright decision to preserve this educational opportunity for Pitzer students. Faculty and students at Pitzer College in California recently […]

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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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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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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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