Regents adopt resolution opposing academic boycotts

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.