SFSU president voices disapproval over calls for academic boycott of Israel

November 18th, 2009

Dr. Robert A. Corrigan, president of San Francisco State University and a PI alumnus, issued a statement expressing concern over an on-campus event which “called for an academic and cultural boycott of one nation, Israel.”

Corrigan states, “An academic boycott is a wrongheaded tactic that diminishes any institution that would pursue it. It is antithetical to this University’s values of inclusion and mutual respect.”

Corrigan visited Israel twice with Project Interchange, first in 1993 as a part of a leadership delegation from Northern California, and again in 2008 on a University Presidents seminar.

To access the statement, click here.