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Many view university and college campuses as the “front lines” for the debate about Israel and Palestine.

MLA Distorts IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

THE ALLIANCE FOR ACADEMIC FREEDOM CONDEMNS THE MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION’S ILL-INFORMED ATTACK ON THE IHRA DEFINITION OF ANTISEMITISM In June 2022, the executive committee of the Modern Language Association joined a chorus of critics who have attacked the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance [IHRA] definition of antisemitism. It did so on grounds that were factually false […]

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CRITIQUE OF CUNY LAW SCHOOL’S ANTI-ZIONIST ACTION

On May 12, 2022, the faculty of the law school at the City University of New York voted unanimously to endorse a controversial and politically charged BDS resolution passed last December by the school’s student government association. The Alliance for Academic Freedom calls on the law school faculty to repeal its endorsement, which threatens academic freedom on […]

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MESA CHOOSES BDS OVER ACADEMIC FREEDOM

MIDDLE EAST STUDIES ASSOCIATION VIOLATES FUNDAMENTAL ACADEMIC FREEDOM PRINCIPLES WITH BDS ENDORSEMENT The Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF) condemns the March 24, 2022 vote by the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) to join the campaign of Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) targeting the state of Israel. Academic freedom cannot exist where entire peoples or nations […]

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Todd Gitlin Z”L (1943-2022)

We remember one of our colleagues at The Third Narrative.  This links to an archive of his writings posted at The Third Narrative website: https://thirdnarrative.org/author/todd-gitlin/.  And on July 9, 2021, he collaborated in a post critiquing Peter Beinart’s webinar interview with BDS founder Omar Barghouti: “Todd Gitlin on Beinart Interview of Barghouti.” Prof. Peter Dreier of […]

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Debating Academic Freedom re BDS

This is most of the latest installment in a virtual debate between TTN’s Prof. Steven Lubet of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law with Prof. Dan Segal of Pitzer College, beginning with Prof. Lubet’s introduction:    In an essay last month on Social Science Space, I pointed out the hypocrisy of activists who demand maximum academic […]

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Free Book: ‘The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel’

We are happy to offer a free PDF copy of the book “The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel,” edited by Cary Nelson and Gabriel Noah Brahm, with a preface by Paul Berman. Here’s a description by Prof. Marjorie Perloff: What is the Academic BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) movement really all about? What is the relation, if […]

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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 organization that opposes academic boycotts and supports a two-state solution that would facilitate political self-determination for both Israelis and Palestinians, is concerned that the Society for the Study of Social […]

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