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June 27, 2007

University Heads and Nobel Prize Winners Against British Academic Boycott

A Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) petition against the British University and College Union anti-Israel boycott motion has garnered about 6000 signatures. The petition states that "we, the undersigned, hereby declare ourselves to be Israeli academics for purposes of any academic boycott."

As SPME notes here, the signatories include the following prize winners and university heads:

(Other distinguished signatories — and the petition — can be viewed here.)

Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov
Nobel Prize - Physics
Distinguished Scientist
Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Kenneth Arrow
Nobel Prize-Economics
Stanford University

Lawrence S. Bacow
President
Tufts University

Robert Brown
President
Boston University

Nancy Cantor
Chancellor and President
Syracuse University

Gerhard Casper
President-Emeritus
Stanford University

Claude Cohen- Tannoudji
Nobel Prize- Physics
Laboratoire de Physique de L'Ecole Normale Superieure
Paris, France

Jared Cohon
President
Carnegie-Mellon University

Scott Cowen
President
Tulane University


Stanley Deser
Dirac Medal
Ancell Professor of Physics
Brandeis University

Alfred Ebenbauer
Former Rector,
University of Vienna, Austria

David Gross
Nobel Prize Physics
Director,Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Frederick W. Gluck Chair in Theoretical Physics
University of California at Santa Barbara

Richard Herman
Chancellor
University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign

Avram Hershko
Nobel Prize Chemistry
Distinguished Professor at the Unit of Biochemistry
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine
Technion
(Israel Institute of Technology)

Herbert A. Hauptman
Nobel Prize Chemistry
Medical Foundation of Buffalo

Roald Hoffmann
Frant H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters
Cornell University

Tim Hunt
Nobel Prize Physiology/Medicine
Cell Cycle Control Laboratory
London Research Institute
Clare Hall Laboratories

Elfriede Jelinek
Nobel Prize Literature
Austria

Richard M. Joel
President
Yeshiva University

Daniel Kahneman
Nobel Prize - Economics
Professor of Psychology
Princeton University

Eric R. Kandel
Nobel Prize - Medicine
University Professor
Columbia University

Helmut Konrad
Former Rector, University of Graz
Graz Austria

Roger Kornberg
Nobel Prize- Chemistry
Professor of Structural Biology
Stanford University

Arthur Kornberg
Nobel Prize- Medicine
Emeritus Pfeiffer Merner Professor of Biochemistry
Stanford University School of Medicine

Leon Lederman
Nobel Prize-Physics
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
University of Chicago

Marshall W. Nirenberg
Nobel Prize- Medicine
Biochemical Genetics
National Institutes of Health

Ross Paul
President
University of Windsor

G. David Pollick
President
Binghamton Southern College

David Politzer
Nobel Prize-Physics
California Institute of Technology

Rajendra Prasad
Rector
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi

Jehuda Rheinharz
President
Brandeis University

Richard J. Roberts
Nobel Prize-Physiology/Medicine
New England Biolabs

Richard L. Rubenstein
President Emeritus and
Distinguished Professor of Religion
University of Bridgeport

Donna Shalala
President
University of Miami

Ralph Snyderman
Chancellor Emeritus
Duke University

Graham Spanier
President
Penn State University

Shirley Strum Kenny
President
Stony Brook University
State University of New York

Steven Joel Trachtenberg
President
The George Washington University

Leslie Wagner
Chancellor
University of Derby, UK

Steven Weinberg
Nobel Prize-Physics
Josey Regental Professor of Science
University of Texas, Austin

Elie Wiesel
Nobel Peace Prize
Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities
Boston University

Frank Wilczek
Nobel Prize-Physics
Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Robert E. Witt
President
University of Alabama

Vladimir Zakharov
Dirac Medal in Theoretical Physics
Regent Professor of Mathematics
University of Arizona

Posted by GI at June 27, 2007 08:21 PM

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