Call for Papers – Freedom of speech and Higher Education: The case of the academic boycott of Israel

Posted in Research on April 7th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Academic freedom includes the liberty of individuals to express freely opinions about the institution or system in which they work, to fulfil their functions without discrimination or fear of repression by the state or any other actor, to participate in professional or representative academic bodies, and to enjoy all the internationally recognized human rights applicable to other individuals in the same jurisdiction …” (more)

[Academics for Palestine, 6 April]

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Academics and Israel

Posted in Governance and administration on January 21st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – The double standards on display in UCC should be obvious. While academics there call for boycotts against Israel, they seem more than happy with the UCC links to China via the Confucius Institute …” (more)

[Paul Williams, Irish Times, 21 January]

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Academic boycott of Israel

Posted in Governance and administration on January 20th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – The guidelines for the academic boycott of Israel, contrary to what Paul Williams said in his letter (January 19th), and as proposed by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Palestinian Council for Higher Education (CHE), make clear that ‘mere affiliation of Israeli scholars to an Israeli academic institution is not grounds for applying the boycott’. Indeed, Academics for Palestine often works with Israeli academics …” (more)

[Ronit Lentin, Irish Times, 20 January]

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Watch the Debate: Should Academics Boycott Israel?

Posted in Governance and administration on November 22nd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Below is the video of the debate organised by Academics for Palestine and hosted by the TCD Irish School of Ecumenics, which took place in Trinity College Dublin on Wednesday 12th November 2014 …” (more, video)

[Academics for Palestine, 21 November]

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Over 170 academics pledge to boycott Israel

Posted in Life on August 11th, 2014 by steve

“The campaign for an academic boycott of Israel is gathering momentum after a petition started by a pro-Palestinian group, Academics for Palestine, garnered over 170 signatures from teaching staff at third level institutions both north and south of the border on Friday …” (more)

[James Wilson, Trinity News, 11 August]

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Call on NUIG to axe security firm linked to Israel

Posted in Governance and administration on March 12th, 2014 by steve

“Students at NUI Galway are to call on the university authorities to axe the services provided by an international security firm following a decisive vote in favour of boycotting Israel on the campus last week …” (more)

[Ciaran Tierney, Connacht Tribune, 11 March]

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Galway students in Israel boycott

Posted in Governance and administration on March 10th, 2014 by steve

“NUI Galway students have voted to endorse an economic, academic and cultural boycott of Israel …” (more)

[Conor Harrington, Galway Independent, 7 March]

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140 Irish academics pledge to boycott Israeli institutions

Posted in Governance and administration on February 24th, 2014 by steve

“More than 140 academics in Ireland have signed this pledge: ‘In response to the call from Palestinian civil society for an institutional academic boycott of Israel, we pledge not to engage in any professional association with Israeli academic, research and state institutions and with those representing these institutions …'” (more)

[Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada, 21 February]

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Teachers and boycott of Israel

Posted in Governance and administration on January 17th, 2014 by steve

“Sir, – Laurence Cleary vents a tirade against the international Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign in particular …” (more)

[Martin Quigley, Irish Times, 16 January]

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Teachers and boycott of Israel

Posted in Governance and administration on January 11th, 2014 by steve

“… I am not blinded by that support to the suffering of those in the Gaza and the West Bank, and I am hopeful of a lasting Middle Eastern settlement in time. But boycotts of Israeli academic institutions (or culture, or businesses outside of the West Bank) do nothing to further the achievement of this end …” (more)

[Laurence Cleary, Irish Times, 11 January]

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Call for academic boycott of Israel

Posted in Governance and administration on April 11th, 2013 by steve

“Sir, – I note that at its annual conference, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has – on human rights grounds – called for an academic boycott of Israel which will include, but will by no means be limited to, placing a ban on student exchanges with Israeli schools …” (more)

[Ciarán Ó Raghallaigh, Irish Times, 11 April]

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Making sense of academic boycotts

Posted in Governance and administration on February 26th, 2013 by steve

“In the United States last week, one prominent anthropologist resigned from the National Academy of Sciences in protest at the membership of the Academy of another prominent anthropologist …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 26 February]

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