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Academic Boycott

Activism in the Academy: #Ferguson2MLA and BDS

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 03.14.2015 | College
David Palumbo-Liu

Younger scholars are both energized by the new forms of knowledge they are discovering and producing, and also more activist and engaged, less complacent in their academic lives. They also see the direct connection their academic subjects have with real life crises.

Academic Boycotts and Counterboycotts

David Moshman | Posted 04.30.2014 | College
David Moshman

Many individuals and organizations have strongly opposed academic boycotts of Israel. Some have opposed all academic boycotts. Academic boycotts, they argue, violate the academic freedom of their academic targets. But are academic boycotts always wrong? Consider some recent examples.

Politics Over Freedom, Again

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
David Palumbo-Liu

Only a few weeks ago college and university presidents were falling over themselves to be the loudest (if not among the first) to denounce the American Studies Association's academic boycott of Israel.

Modern Languages Association Prepared to Talk Seriously About Palestine

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 03.16.2014 | College
David Palumbo-Liu

Attention continues to fall on Israel-Palestine. The debates and discussions have often been heated and rancorous. But at the MLA this week the prevailing sense is that it is too important an issue not to discuss in the most rational, informed, free-from-fear environment possible.

Hijacking American Academia

Walter Reich | Posted 03.10.2014 | World
Walter Reich

An American academic organization is poised to begin sweeping a respected segment of American academia into the dustbin of intellectual and moral irrelevancy.

Academic Israeli Boycott: Perspectives From Two Generations in Higher Education

Dr. Devorah Lieberman | Posted 03.01.2014 | College
Dr. Devorah Lieberman

That some of my fellow academics have chosen to take a stand against the very intellectual exchange that we are committed to by definition as academics, I find hard to understand. It is contradictory to our scholarly code of conduct.

Why I Am Opposed to an Academic Boycott of Israel

Mark Rice | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Mark Rice

After more than a week of intensive discussion among a group of people I respect, the National Council of the ASA endorsed a call for an academic boycott of Israel.

Boycott Israel? Norwegian University Must Decide

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

Later this month, Norway's second largest university will consider a proposed boycott of Israel for developing "Zionist ideology and renouncing Palestinian history and identity."