Alliance for Academic Freedom


The Alliance for Academic Freedom condemns the treatment of Rose Ritch, a Jewish undergraduate at University of Southern California who resigned under pressure as vice

Open Letter to Members of SSSP

An Open Letter to Members of the Society for the Study of Social Problems July 2020 The Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF), a multidisciplinary faculty


The Alliance for Academic Freedom is deeply troubled by the Israeli government’s apparent intention in the near future to unilaterally annex substantial portions of the

We Defend Academic Freedom, Even for Ideological Foes

Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar last week wrote Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to request an investigation into whether University of Arizona programs comply with federal funding requirements. He expressed concern specifically about whether the campus’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) engages in anti-Semitic activities or discrimination. 

Historians Reject Anti-Israel Resolutions

Members of the Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF) were instrumental in defeating two proposed resolutions at the business meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA)

AAF/Ameinu Video on How BDS Targets Individuals

A video that AAF and AMEINU have sponsored records personal testimonies of students and faculty from the US who have experienced personal attacks from BDS-allied colleagues and students.  The quality of the filming is high and the stories are compelling.  Please share it widely.  We have people in Britain, Canada, and Israel committed to be filmed as well — if funding can be found. 

US Dept. of Ed. Threatens Academic Freedom at Duke-UNC

The Alliance for Academic Freedom remains concerned about the chilling effect on academic freedom of the letter that the U.S. Department of Education sent to the Duke-University of North Carolina Consortium for Middle East Studies on August 29 and about the nature of the Consortium’s programming.