Academic BDS pledge

In response to the call from Palestinian civil society, including Palestinian academics and students, for an institutional academic boycott of Israel, and in recognition of Israeli universities’ key role in enabling ongoing Israeli oppression of Palestinians, we undertake not to engage in any professional association with Israeli academic, research or government institutions, or collaborate professionally in any way with those institutions’ leaders, until Israel complies with international law and elementary principles of human rights by

  • ending its illegal occupation and annexation of internationally recognized Palestinian territory as defined by the UN;
  • granting full equality before the law to Palestinian citizens of Israel; and
  • recognizing the right of Palestinians to return to the land from which they have been and continue to be expelled.

We note that while this commits us to fully breaking ties with Israeli academic institutions, it does not preclude continuing collaboration with individual Israeli researchers who do not occupy leadership roles in them. We look forward to a time when Israel is prepared to negotiate seriously and in good faith with Palestinians, and civil society actions like the boycott are no longer necessary.

Dr Nick Riemer (English and Linguistics)

Dr David Brophy (History)

Associate Professor Jake Lynch (Peace and Conflict Studies)

Dr Victoria Grieves (Honorary ARC Indigenous Research Fellow, Sociology and Social Policy)

Dr Gareth Bryant (Political Economy)

Dr Frances Clarke (History)

Dr Mike Beggs (Political Economy)

Dr Sophie Loy-Wilson (History)

Dr Ben Miller (Writing Studies)

Associate Professor Ahmar Mahboob (Linguistics)

Associate Professor John Grumley (Philosophy)

Mr Andrew Brodzeli (Political Economy)

Associate Professor Susan Thomas (Writing Studies)

Professor Emeritus Stuart Rees, AM (Peace and Conflict Studies)

Dr Beatrice Wayne (History)

Dr Yvonne Low (Art History)

Professor Emeritus William Foley (Linguistics)

Dr Yaegan Doran (Linguistics)

Professor Sujatha Fernandes (Political Economy and Sociology)

Dr Tim Anderson (Political Economy)

Professor Adam Morton (Political Economy)

Dr Chin Jou (History)

Ms Natalia Maystorovich Chulio (Sociology and Social Policy)

Professor Gillian Cowlishaw (retired) (Anthropology)

Associate Professor Bill Dunn (Political Economy)

Dr Frances Di Lauro (Writing Studies)

Professor John Keane (Director, Sydney Democracy Network)

Dr Yasmine Musharbash (Anthropology)

Honorary Associate Professor John M O’Brien (Work and Organisational Studies)

Professor Emeritus Frank Stilwell (Political Economy)

Professor Nicola Piper (Director, Sydney Asia Pacific Migration Centre)

Dr Omid Tofighian (Philosophy)

Ms Mareese Terare (Education and Social Work)

Ms Rizanna Rosemary (Media and Communications)

Dr Beth Yahp (English)

Dr Rebecca Pearse (Political Economy)

Dr Robert Austin (Peace and Conflict Studies)

Mr Paul Duffill (Peace and Conflict Studies)

Dr Thomas Adams (History and American Studies)

Dr Belal Chami (Sydney Medical School)

Mr Fadi Baghdadi (Sociology and Social Policy)

Mr Rafi Alam (Sociology and Social Policy)

Dr Erdahl Teber (Sydney Medical School)

 

 

to add your name, please email Nick Riemer (nick.riemer@sydney.edu.au)

More information:

Sydney Staff for BDS fact sheet 2018

Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel main page

US academic boycott campaign – frequently asked questions