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Message Regarding the Decision of the American Studies Association to Support an Academic Boycott of Israel

December 27, 2013

The George Washington University's American Studies department is a member of the American Studies Association. Consistent with our culture of academic freedom, we leave decisions about membership in scholarly societies to faculty members.

The university has multiple academic, research and programmatic relationships with Israeli institutions and plans to continue these relationships as well as explore new ones. We continue to believe that academic exchanges and conversations lead to better understanding between nations and people of differing views.

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