Academic freedom and the boycott of Israeli universities

February 18, 2014

WBEZ

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Illinois congressman Peter Roskam co-sponsored the proposed "Protect Academic Freedom Act"

The American Studies Association (ASA) became the second major educational organization to adopt an academic boycott of Israel. Now, two Illinois Congressmen have sponsored a bill that would block federal funding for any academic institutions that participate in the boycott. We'll discuss the bill.