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134 Congress members blast ASA for boycotting Israeli universities

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A bipartisan slate of 134 U.S. Congress members wrote a letter to the American Studies Association protesting its decision last month to boycott Israeli universities. “Academic cooperation can be an important tool to help foster peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but you have chosen the unproductive path of isolation,” said the letter dated Friday, initiated by Reps. Pete Roskam (R-Ill.), ... Read More »

Duke responds to ASA boycott of Israeli universities

ASA boycott

To show their support for global academic freedom President Richard Brodhead has joined in opposition to a boycott of Israeli universities. In December, two-thirds of 1,252 members of the American Studies Association voted to boycott Israeli academic institutions because of Israel’s treatment of Palestine and its impact on students and scholars. Brodhead was one of 11 university presidents and chancellors ... Read More »

University of Nebraska rejects boycott of Israeli universities

The University of Nebraska has rejected the call for a boycott of Israeli universities. The American Studies Association has voted to boycott higher education institutions in Israel to protest the country’s treatment of Palestinians, but several U.S. universities have already come out against the boycott. “We believe the call to boycott Israeli higher education institutions is misguided, and if successful ... Read More »

Provost delegation from US universities arrives to explore academic partnerships

Ben-Gurion University

A delegation of provosts from leading US universities arrived in Israel as part of the American Jewish Committee’s Project Interchange, in an effort to explore academic partnerships and collaboration opportunities with Israeli universities. The week-long trip will include visits to higher education institutions, including Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where the delegation will learn about innovative ... Read More »

More doctorates to women than men in Israeli universities in 2013

Israeli universities Women

For first time in Israeli universities, more women will receive Doctor of Science degrees than men will in 2013. Female department head at Bar Ilan University: ‘We have yet to cross main barrier,’ referring to substantial majority of men in senior faculty This year in Tel Aviv University, the Hebrew University and Bar Ilan University, more women will receive science ... Read More »

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