Co-Director Kim Robin Stoller spoke at the conference “Culture & Education: bridges, not boycotts” in the European Parliament in Brussels. The event was hosted by the European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism (EP-WGAS). Kim focused on the antisemitic BDS-campaign and other similar efforts to boycott Jews and Jewish statehood.
Further participants included MEP Heinz K Becker (EP-WGAS Chair), MEP Helga Trüpel (EP-WGAS Vice-Chair) and MEP Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar (EP-WGAS Vice-Chair) and Robbie Young (Vice-President, Society & Citizenship, National Union of Students UK).
Further information can be found at the website of the European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism.
Research Network 31 “Ethnic Relations, Racism and Antisemitism” of the European Sociological Association (ESA)
This resolution was passed unanimously by the Research Network board and conference participants at the mid-term meeting of the RN in Vienna, 5 September 2014.
“In view of recent calls for boycott of Israeli scholars and research institutions, Research Network 31 “Ethnic Relations, Racism and Antisemitism” of the European Sociological Association (ESA) calls on our colleagues in ESA and scholars around the world to oppose such boycotts and condemn this discriminatory practice which contributes to creating an antisemitic climate. Any such boycott violates academic freedom and discriminates against individuals and institutions on the basis of their national background.” Continue reading →