Regarding Academic Boycotts

There is currently a vigorous discussion in some segments of higher education about academic boycotts of various kinds.

To anyone wondering about my own thoughts on the subject, free academic exchange is something to which I am fundamentally committed.  I oppose all academic boycotts, whether of nations, of associations, or of individuals.  Such boycotts violate my most deeply held values as a scholar and educator.

I also understand that a variety of opinions on the subject will exist in our community. Open discussion of such matters is an important part of the academic freedom we all cherish.

Adam Falk