Friday, May 15, 2015

Cooper Union Faculty Member Is Denied Entry to United Arab Emirates

The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 15th, 2015

Walid Raad, an artist and associate professor at the Cooper Union, says he was barred from entering the United Arab Emirates this week for “security” reasons, according to a letter he posted online on Friday.
It is the second time an academic has been banned from entering the country in recent months. In March, Andrew Ross, a professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University, which has a campus in Abu Dhabi, was prevented from traveling to the emirates over security concerns. The ban raised questions about the university’s ability to secure academic freedom on its Abu Dhabi campus.

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