Statement from President Shalala on Academic Boycott Efforts Against Israel

UM president opposes actions of American Studies Association and Modern Language Association.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (January 04, 2014) — The University of Miami resolutely opposes academic boycotts of any kind as well as proposed divestment and sanction efforts against Israel. We join with other higher education institutions in rejecting the recent action by the American Studies Association and a resolution being considered by the Modern Language Association as misguided, inappropriate, and hostile to the larger purposes of learning, academic freedom, and intellectual exchange— which are fundamental missions of American higher education.


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