Statement on American Studies Association Boycott of Universities and Research Institutions in Israel

January 3, 2014

Statement from Fr. Michael J. Graham, S.J., president of Xavier University

"As a university grounded in the Jesuit, liberal arts tradition, Xavier's mission is to form our students to become people of learning, reflection, integrity, achievement and solidarity. That requires academic freedom, global collaboration and an unrestricted pursuit of truth. Therefore, and on behalf of, Xavier University, I oppose the American Studies Association recent endorsement of a boycott of Israeli academic institutions."