Regents adopt resolution opposing academic boycotts

January 8, 2014


ATLANTA - (Jan. 8) - STATEMENT: Today the University System of Georgia Board of Regents unanimously adopted the following resolution:

Three academic professional organizations have endorsed and seek support for an academic boycott of Israeli scholars and academic institutions.

In contrast, both the American Association of University Professors and the Association of American Universities have announced their opposition to this boycott.

On behalf of the University System of Georgia and its institutions, we strongly oppose such academic boycotts. The call for this boycott directly violates academic freedom, which is the fundamental principle of American higher education essential to the research, teaching, and public service activities of our institutions.



Filed under:

News Service

Executive Director for Marketing & Communications
Janis D. Gleason

706 / 542-8083
Executive Editor of Communications
David C. Bill

706 / 542-9150
Public Relations Coordinator
Stephanie Schupska

706 / 542-6927
Public Relations Coordinator
Sara Freeland

706 / 542-8077

Broadcast, Video and Photography

Interim Director
Geof Gilland

706 / 542-8026
Broadcast Coordinator
Melissa K. Jackson

706 / 542-8089
Rick O‘Quinn

706 / 542-8085