The following statement was issued by University of New Mexico President Robert G. Frank and Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Chaouki Abdallah, in response to the American Studies Association boycott of Israel’s higher education institutions.
The University of New Mexico prides itself on cultivating vibrant dialogue and a diversity of ideas among our students, faculty and community both on our campus and beyond its physical boundaries.
We join more than 150 universities in our refusal to support academic boycotts, as they limit the free exchange of ideas and intellectual collaboration, which are fundamental to our mission as a flagship university.