WASHINGTON, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a forthcoming report, a leading national higher education watchdog organization describes how the international movement to pressure universities to end economic and cultural exchange with Israel is a threat to academic freedom and free expression on campus. While remaining neutral on the issues of Israeli settlements and the two-state solution, the report outlines specific instances where the tactics of the BDS movement have infringed on academic freedom on American campuses.
The essay provides college trustees with guidance on how to safeguard their institution's neutrality and commitment to free speech by adopting clear free speech principles and sanctioning groups who threaten the academic freedom of students and faculty. To request an embargoed copy of the report or an interview with Dr. Michael Poliakoff, who oversaw preparation of the report, contact email@example.com.
WHO: Dr. Michael Poliakoff, ACTA President
WHAT: New report on Campus Free Speech, Academic Freedom, and the Problem of the BDS Movement
WHEN: The report will be embargoed for release until 12:01 a.m. on March 9, 2017.
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SOURCE American Council of Trustees and Alumni