Faculty Conduct with Regard to Studying Abroad in Israel: Follow-Up NYU-AAUP Letter to NYU President Andrew Hamilton

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To: President Andrew Hamilton 

In the days since we sent you the NYU-AAUP letter, the national AAUP has  weighed in, condemning the UM administration’s decision to punish Professor  Cheney-Lippold without any semblance of the due process that is required, under  AAUP policy, in cases concerning the disciplining of faculty. 

https://www.aaup.org/news/letter-university-michigan-president-regarding-john cheney-lippold#.W8fBXBNKhYc 

Other professional associations have issued similar statements. Here are the links  for two of them, from the American Political Science Association and the Middle  Eastern Studies Association. We expect that more will follow. 



We are also including below some links to NYU policy statements of ethics,  regarding nondiscrimination, mutual respect, and diversity. These are the  principles to which our letter referred, and that we believe are being violated as a  result of Israel’s laws of entry. How can we operate a program that is not  accessible to significant portions of our student body? 

We are sure you are aware of the current predicament of Palestinian-American  student Lara Alqasem, who was targeted, and has been detained in Tel Aviv  airport since October 3rd because of these laws of entry. In view of her cruel  treatment, which of our students who may also feel profiled by these laws would  risk applying to our Tel Aviv program? 

https://www.nyu.edu/about/policies-guidelines-compliance/policies-and guidelines/code-of-ethical-conduct.html 




Thank-you for your attention to this matter. We await your response. 

Marie Monaco, president, NYU-AAUP 
Jim Uleman, vice-president, NYU-AAUP 
Molly Nolan, secretary, NYU-AAUP 
Anna McCarthy, treasurer, NYU-AAUP 
Paula Chakravartty, at-large executive member, NYU-AAUP
Rebecca Karl, at-large executive member, NYU-AAUP
Vincent Renzi, at-large executive member, NYU-AAUP
Andrew Ross, immediate past president, NYU-AAUP