Academic Boycott

The blocking of a particular country’s participation in international conferences and symposia, as a means of exerting external pressure on an oppressive political regime
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In 2013 he endorsed an academic boycott of Israel and withdrew from a major conference in Jerusalem, which was hosted by Israel's then president, Shimon Peres.
The reviewer, Lorna Finlayson of the University of Essex, had taken exception to MacKinnon's 2008 acceptance of an honorary doctorate from Hebrew University in defiance of the academic Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) movement against Israel.
He contended that the pressure built by the call of the academic boycott was not channeled to force the government to withdraw its notification of appointing Dr Asim for a second term in the Sindh HEC
The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) went against a proposal from its leadership and voted 197 to 117 in favor of a global economic, cultural and academic boycott against Israel due to current impasse in peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA).
For instance, Norway's largest trade union body has just voted in favor of economic, cultural, and academic boycott of Israel over its treatment of Palestinians.
Riya Hassan, the Europe campaigns coordinator with the BNC described the LOae1/4aos endorsing of a full ae1/4oeinternational economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israelae1/4Ci as ae1/4oea necessary means to achieve Palestinian fundamental rights, including the right of return for the refugees and equality for Palestinian citizens of Israel.
In addition, 58 percent, or 366 GSOC members, voted to adhere to the academic boycott, agreeing to refrain from participating in research and programs sponsored by Israeli universities.
The academic boycott is part of the broader pro-Palestinian "BDS" campaign, which advocates boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel.
The justification for an academic boycott - which targets institutions, not individual scholars - stems from the peculiar relationship between Israel's educational system and its broader structures of racism.
I have moved from a position of doubt and unease in regard to the academic boycott to one of commitment to it.
The BDS campaign has gained support in Europe, but it has not fared as well in the United States, where two relatively small academic groups voted earlier this year to support an academic boycott of Israel, but larger groups as well as many universities have opposed it.
British physicist Stephen Hawking pulled out of a Jerusalem conference hosted by Israeli President Shimon Peres last year, as part of an academic boycott.
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