The Statement

The movement to Boycott, Divest from, and Sanction (BDS) Israel by shutting down intellectual exchange with Israeli academics is a shameful attempt to curtail academic freedom and quash the exchange of ideas and information that is at the heart of peaceful human cooperation and social progress.

We, the undersigned, will not allow our work to be used as a political tool. We will debate and discuss freely with scholars around the world. We will not participate in nor lend support to scholarly boycotts of countries such as Israel. We will not punish individuals for the actions of their governments. If invited to present our work in a country that is currently under such a boycott, or to collaborate with scholars in those countries, we will do everything possible to accept and, where possible, to reduce or waive our standard lecture fees.

The free exchange of ideas and research across political, religious, and cultural boundaries is the greatest hope for the future of humanity. The best way to demonstrate the power of freedom to governments that restrict it is to support and engage in such free exchange.

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Dr. Sarah Skwire, Liberty Fund, Inc, Indianapolis, IN USA

Dr. Peter Lewin, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA

Dr. Steven Horwitz, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617

Mr. James Jensen

Dr. Katharine Gillespie, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Dr. Cory Davenport, University of Maryland

Dr. Olivier Massin, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. John Moser, Ashland University, Ashland, OH, USA

Mr. Christopher Daigle, Boise, Idaho, USA

Dr. Seth Cahn, St. Vincent Medical Group, Indianapolis, IN

Mr. João Almeida, Brazil

Dr. Jason Brennan, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA

Mr. Michael Labeit, Ft. Bragg, NC

Dr. Troy Camplin, Richardson, TX USA

Dr. Fernando Teson, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.A.

Dr. Aeon Skoble, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater MA USA

Mr. Arie Kahan

Dr. Ali Sinan Unur, Consultant, Ithaca, NY, USA

Dr. Shawn Klein, Arizona State University

Mr. Sergio Méndez, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, D.C, Colombia.

Ms. Paige Lewis, Florence-Technical College, The Citadel, South Carolina

Mr. Michael Makovi, Washington, DC

Mr. Jason Bedrick, Arizona, USA

Dr. Stephen Hicks, Rockford University, Illinois

Mr. Frederick Ford, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Jason Organ, Indiana University

Mr. Jonathan Adler, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, OH. USA

Dr. Alan Organ, Overland Park Kansas USA

Mr. Cooper Williams, Norman, OK, USA

Mr. David Kamm, Washington, DC USA

Mr. Kyrel Zantonavitch, The Liberal Institute, New York City

Dr. Walter Block, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Mr. Nathan Hoffman

Mx. Celeste Arenas, Sydney University, Sydney

Mr. Alex Butterworth, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Mr. Xiao Yang, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Dr. Thomas Scotto, University of Essex, Colchester, Essex, Uk

Dr. Linda Raeder, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Palm Beach Gardens

Dr. Leonidas Zelmanovitz, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Dr. Abraham Gedalia, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

Mx. Tyler Roberts, Arizona

Ms. Kara Sutton, Boulder

Dr. Andrew Cohen, Georgia State University, Atlanta

Dr. Adam Reed, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA

Mr. James Valliant, San Diego, CA, USA

Dr. Alex Grobman

Dr. Roger Klein, Cleveland, OH USA

Dr. Theo Golan, Ret.Dep. Med, Technion, HAIFA, ISRAEL

Dr. Tafline Arbor, Indiana

Dr. Phyllis Chesler, Emerita Professor, CUNY, NYC

Dr. Daniel Shapiro, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Mr. David Bernstein, George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA

Mr. Antonio I Villalpando, Chandler Heights,  Arizona, United States of America

Dr. Judith Reisman, Liberty School of Law, Lynchburg, VA

Dr. Neera Badhwar, University of Oklahoma/George Mason

Mr. Elliott Green, Ariel Center for Policy Research

Mr. Igor Cherny, New Orleans, Louisiana

Dr. Marilyn Glaser, West Virginia

Dr. Scott Klein, Wake Forest University, North Carolina, US

Mr. Akiva Malamet, Raphael Recanati International School, The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel

Dr. Mathieu Bédard, Montreal Economic Institute, Montreal, Qc, Canada

Mr. Stephen Decker, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas

Dr. Daniel Russell, Arizona, USA

Dr. Ross Emmett, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

Mr. David, Kamm, Washington, DC

Mr. Isaiah Cohen, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Dr. Johnq Palmer, University of Western Ontario, and University of Regina, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Robert Lawson, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA

Dr. Carol Low, USA

Dr. Matthew Kramer, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

Dr. Andy Bibby

Mr. Lode Cossaer, Antwerp, Belgium

Mr. Avraham Rosenblum, Polytechnic Institute of NYU

Dr. Michael Valdez Moses, Duke University, Durham, NC

Mr. Danny Frederick, UK

Mr. Billy Christmas, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

Mr. Matt Wavle, Autodidacts Anonymous, Taylors, SC, USA

Mr. Chaim Grafstein, McMaster University, ON, Canada

Dr. Mikayla Novak, Institute of Public Affairs, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ms. Darwyyn Deyo, George Mason University

Dr. Randy Simmons, Utah State University, Logan, UT USA

Dr. Benjamin Bachrach, Estero, FL, USA

Dr. Mark LeBar, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Dr. Alexei Marcoux, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Ms. Judith Hannoun, Marseille

Dr. Trent J. MacDonald, RMIT University & Institute of Public Affairs, Melbourne

Mr. Aryan Agarwal, Rudrapur, Uttarakhand, India

Dr. Otis Gilley, Louisiana Tech University Ruston, Louisiana

Dr. Joseph Knippenberg, Oglethorpe University, Brookhaven, GA  USA

Dr. Pedro Batista, Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany

Dr. Michael Valdez Moses, Duke University, Durham, NC

Mr. Lindy Vopnfjord, Canada

Dr. Stephen Knott, Newport, RI

Dr. William Kline, University of Illinois, Springfield, Springfield, IL

Dr. Patrick Deneen, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Dr. Michael Martin, Marygrove College, Detroit, MI, USA

Dr. Robert Koons, Austin, Texas

Dr. Audrey DeLong

Dr. Michael Tolocka, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA

Dr. Peter Gordon, Emeritus, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Dr. Richard Ruderman, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Mr. Alexander Ignatiev, Hattiesburg

Dr. Dennis Coates, UMBC, Baltimore, MD

Dr. Geoffrey Kellow, Carleton University, Canada

Mr. Adam Lovinger, Georgetown University,Maryland

Dr. Peter Lawler, Berry College, Georgia

Dr. Ralph Rossum, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California

Dr. Marc Jacquinet, Universidade Aberta, Lisbon, Portugal

Mr. Gabriel Ehrenstein

Mr. Eugene F. Bartley III, Bronxville, NY

Dr. Eric Mack, Tulane University

Mr. Sven Gerst, King’s College London

Mr. Lee Lukoff , Athens, GA

Mr. Adam Lovinger, Georgetown University, Maryland

Mr. Alexander Maged

Ms. Gina Santiago, SUNY-Binghamton, Binghamton, NY

Mr. Alton McKnight, Retired, Ruston, LA

Dr. Kevin Gutzman, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT