Statement on American Studies Association’s Boycott of Israeli Universities

STATEMENT ON AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION’S BOYCOTT OF ISRAELI UNIVERSITIES

Interim Chancellor Kelly has released a statement today regarding the American Studies Association’s boycott of Israeli universities.

The Graduate Center echoes the University in expressing its commitment to promoting open academic exchange. Across the length of its history, the Graduate Center has fostered research collaborations and educational associations with scholars and universities from across the globe, including many fruitful connections with Israeli universities and scholarly organizations. We continue to understand these partnerships as a vital part of our educational mission.

The American Studies Certificate Program at the Graduate Center has been an institutional affiliate of the ASA since the 1990s, and the decision to enter into that arrangement (and to take part in the benefits such an association has for our students) is a faculty prerogative exercised by the coordinator, the faculty, and the advisory board for that program. Like many other programs at the Graduate Center, it has a rich history of promoting academic freedom, fostering innovative interdisciplinary research, and nurturing free and open exchange. I fully expect that it will continue to honor and be guided by these commitments.

Chase F. Robinson
Interim President

Chase F. Robinson
Interim President
Chase F. Robinson
Interim President

Submitted on: DEC 27, 2013

Category: President's Office, President's Office - Community Message