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Academic Anti-Boycott

Updated January 2022
(first published September 19, 2014)

Many people agree that academic boycotts of Israel are a perversion of academic values. Beyond statements of condemnations, universities can counter this ugly campaign by taking public, proactive, affirmative actions to embark on or increase high-profile collaboration projects with Israeli scholars and institutions. Read the rest of this entry »

Stanford and the ASA Boycott: Pushback & Response

September 18, 2014

I previously wrote and spoke about the American Studies Association’s boycott of Israeli academics, and the complicit role of Stanford University as an institutional member of the ASA. I asked Stanford to follow the lead of Bard College, Brandeis University, Indiana University, Kenyon College, Penn State Harrisburg), the University of Texas (Dallas) and the University of Utah, and terminate its institutional membership in the ASA.  Failing that, Stanford could announce that, as a matter of policy, it will not allow university funds to be used for ASA membership dues and journal subscriptions, travel to ASA conferences, or other ASA-related activities.  (The American Studies Program can maintain its academic freedom and independence by raising its own funds for this purpose, separate from the university budget.) Read the rest of this entry »