The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 23rd, 2014
It’s been nearly a year since the American Studies Association passed a controversial resolution
to boycott Israeli academic institutions, but the group is still trying
to set the record straight on what exactly that resolution means.
On Tuesday, two weeks ahead of its annual conference, in Los Angeles,
the association circulated a news release dispelling rumors that it
planned to bar Israeli academics from participating in the gathering.
While the group hasn’t budged on the institutional boycott, it says, it
never intended to alienate individual scholars.
"There will not be discrimination of any sort against anyone," the
release states. "We welcome Israeli academics to attend, and in fact,
several are already scheduled to participate in the conference program."