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ASA Boycott

Boycotting the Boycott: Sanity Prevails

Gail Reiss | Posted 03.18.2014 | College
Gail Reiss

College campuses are the natural home of free thought. A boycott not only violates that freedom, it stifles the global dialogue and collaboration that Israeli universities actively engage in.

Dear Mr. President: In Response to Responses to the ASA Boycott

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 03.01.2014 | College
David Palumbo-Liu

That the resolution has been so condemned by some without an understanding of these basic facts, upon which supporters voted for it, is regrettable and only shows the more the power of the prejudices to which even very smart people might be susceptible.

The ASA Boycott of Israeli Universities: Defenses and Doubts

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 02.19.2014 | College
Feisal G. Mohamed

Much of the commentary on the decision of the American Studies Association (ASA) to boycott Israeli universities has been incendiary. This is evident in the response of Larry Summers, who styled the boycott 'anti-Semitic in effect if not in intent.'