AAUP Statement on Academic Boycotts

“Colleges and universities should be what they purport to be: institutions committed to the search for truth and its free expression. Members of the academic community should feel no obligation to support or contribute to institutions that are not free or that sail under false colors, that is, claim to be free but in fact suppress freedom. Such institutions should not be boycotted. Rather, they should be exposed for what they are, and, wherever possible, the continued exchange of ideas should be actively encouraged. The need is always for more academic freedom, not less.”

Read the full 2005 report here: http://www.aaup.org/report/academic-boycotts

And, the 2013 statement here: http://www.aaup.org/news/aaup-statement-academic-boycotts

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