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AMCHA Responses Harvard University

AMCHA’S Response to Antisemitic Activity at Harvard University



1. Harvard University was mentioned in AMCHA’s report, “The Impact of Academic Boycotters of Israel on U.S. Campuses.”

  • 10/14/17 – INCIDENT: Harvard University was listed in Table 4, “Middle East, Ethnic, and Gender Studies Departments and Programs that Sponsored the Most Events with One or More BDS-Supporting Speakers in 2015 and 2016” of AMCHA’s new study, “The Impact of Academic Boycotters of Israel on U.S. Campuses.”
  • 11/15/17 – AMCHA’S RESPONSE: AMCHA wrote a letter to President Faust to commend him for his previous condemnation of an academic boycott and to share, “new research that demonstrates the extent to which the on-campus implementation and advocacy of an academic boycott of Israel directly harm American students and faculty at U.S. universities.” The letter went on to detail how AMCHA’s study “found that pro-BDS faculty were between five and twelve times more likely to sponsor events with BDS-supporting speakers, and schools that hosted these events were twice as likely to have acts of anti-Jewish hostility.”
  • 11/21/17 – UNIVERSITY’S RESPONSE: The Office of the President responded with a favorable email stating, “I am glad to note that you have shared your report with others in the Harvard community.”


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