Tuesday, March 17, 2015

NYU Professor Is Barred From United Arab Emirates

The Chronicle of Higher Education
March 17th, 2015



A New York University professor who has criticized the exploitation of migrant construction workers in the United Arab Emirates learned over the weekend that he had been barred from the country, The New York Times reported.
The professor, Andrew Ross, who specializes in labor issues, was trying to check in for a flight from Kennedy International Airport to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the emirates, when a computer flagged his passport. “I was told I couldn’t board the airplane,” Mr. Ross said. “They called the U.A.E. authorities, and the authorities there said that I was not allowed to enter the country,” ostensibly because of unspecified security concerns.


A New York University professor who has criticized the exploitation of migrant construction workers in the United Arab Emirates learned over the weekend that he had been barred from the country, The New York Times reported.
The professor, Andrew Ross, who specializes in labor issues, was trying to check in for a flight from Kennedy International Airport to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the emirates, when a computer flagged his passport. “I was told I couldn’t board the airplane,” Mr. Ross said. “They called the U.A.E. authorities, and the authorities there said that I was not allowed to enter the country,” ostensibly because of unspecified security concerns.
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