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Regents’ resolution opposes boycott of Israeli scholars, academic institutions

At its regular monthly meeting on Jan. 8, 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.