Sunday, December 29, 2013

Fordham renounces ASA Call to Boycott Israeli Universities

University Statement | ASA Boycott Vote
December 27, 2013

As a Jesuit university, Fordham has always been devoted to the pursuit of wisdom and learning, a pursuit that is dependent upon and advanced by spirited, principled debate between and among scholars. Therefore, although the University certainly recognizes and reveres the freedom of conscience of the individual scholars who comprise its faculty, it stands resolutely in opposition to the call for the boycott of Israeli universities recently advocated by the members of the American Studies Association. We believe that boycotts of this kind seriously undermine and hinder the efforts of any intellectual community to fulfill its mission in the service of wisdom and learning.

Joseph M. McShane, S.J.
Fordham Unversity

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