Sunday, December 22, 2013

Why the American Studies Association's Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions is So Utterly Ridiculous

From Martin Kramer, at Blazing Cat Fur:
I am now subject to a boycott by the American Studies Association (ASA), an organization of professors that includes roughly 5,000 members. The resolution, passed by the organization's rank-and-file on Dec. 15, supposedly doesn't apply to individuals, but it applies to me.
Since I am the president of Shalem College in Jerusalem, an accredited Israeli academic institution, I'm clearly subject to the ASA boycott. And while my fledgling liberal arts college doesn't have any "formal collaborations" with the ASA, it's the thought that counts...
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