Dickinson is strongly opposed to all academic boycotts. The college remains committed to working with Israeli institutions of higher education, including our partner programs at Hebrew University and Ben-Gurion University.
The American Studies Association (ASA) boycott silences the global dialogue in which Dickinson so actively engages. Collaboration and exchange with international universities, as well as individual scholars, is a foundational element of Dickinson’s distinctive, widely admired approach to global education. As a consequence, Dickinson has withdrawn its institutional membership from the ASA.
Dickinson’s commitment to academic freedom and engagement extends to our own academic departments and faculty, including those in the field of American Studies. The department and its faculty members are free to form and express their own opinions, to participate in conferences that enhance their teaching and research, and to engage in the ongoing debate over the boycott that has so deeply divided the ASA.